3.0 Introduction

VITA's Supply Chain Management Division (SCM) is the division of VITA charged with developing, implementing and leading the Commonwealth’s technology procurement policies, standards and guidelines. SCM is the central purchasing office for all IT goods and services for the Commonwealth. SCM develops IT policies, standards and guidelines and conducts and/or approves IT procurements for VITA and on behalf of agencies of the Commonwealth. SCM integrates data and information throughout its processes to ensure information is available and accurate to support analysis, planning and reporting. SCM’s procurement responsibilities range from the ordering/purchasing process to the management and/or facilitation of major IT procurements.