[Chapter 6 pdf]

Chapter highlights:

Purpose: This chapter includes procurement policies that ensure that IT procurement and contracting practices in the Commonwealth are consistently executed in a manner that promotes fair and open competition.

Key points:

  • VITA is committed to fair and open competition through the implementation of procurement policies and procedures that are transparent to the state, suppliers and the public.
  • Fair and open competition creates and drives value, reduces costs, and enables greater choices as increased supplier participation necessitates delivery of innovative solutions and improved supplier performance.