[Chapter 16 pdf]

Chapter highlights:

Purpose: This chapter defines sole source IT procurements and outlines sole source policies.

Key points:

  • Sole source Information technology (IT) procurements are defined as procurements where there is only one solution to meet an agency’s IT needs, and only one supplier can provide the technology goods and/or services required for the solution.
  • Proprietary IT solutions do not justify a sole source procurement. Proprietary procurements are defined as those in which there is only one solution available to meet an agency’s IT needs; however, multiple suppliers may provide the technology goods and/or services required for the solution.



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