5.1 Responsibilities of Commonwealth procurement professionals and project team members involved in an IT procurement

5.1.1 Confidentiality

Procurement professionals involved in an IT procurement have a duty to maintain certain information as confidential before and during the course of a solicitation. Procurement professionals have the responsibility to ensure that all information and documentation relative to the development of a solicitation or contractual document for a proposed procurement remains confidential until successful completion of the procurement process. All information and documentation relative to the development of a specification or requirements document will be deemed confidential in nature until award of a contract. A confidentiality statement required for signature by all project procurement team members is available in Appendix A.