18.3 Unsolicited proposals

18.3.2 Requirements for awarding an unsolicited proposal

Any resulting contract award and related award documents of unsolicited IT proposals by an agency must adhere to the VITA delegation and CIO review and approval requirements. Normally, competition should be used. However, if it is determined by an objective evaluation process that the IT goods or services required by an agency and offered in an unsolicited written proposal are practicably available from only the unsolicited source, the agency may negotiate and award a contract following the sole source procedures, including budget and VITA delegation requirements, conditions and approvals. Any notice of award shall be posted in eVA for ten (10) calendar days.