[Chapter 7 pdf]

Chapter highlights:

Purpose: This chapter will set forth policies and guidelines that agencies and institutions shall follow to promote the Commonwealth's socio-economic goals while procuring information technology (IT).

Key points:

  • Executive Order 20 (2014) establishes a goal that the Commonwealth should make 42% of its purchases from small businesses including small businesses owned by women, minorities, service-disabled veterans and micro businesses.
  • Any state agency's goals under § 2.2-4310 of the Code of Virginia for participation by small businesses shall include within the goals a minimum of 3% participation by service disabled veteran businesses as defined in § 2.2-2001 when contracting for IT goods and services.
  • VITA has developed procurement policies and guidelines designed to encourage eligible contract users and state agencies to procure IT products and services which help to minimize the environmental impact from the use and disposal of those products.


7.1 Small businesses, including small businesses owned by women, minorities and service disabled veterans and micro businesses
7.2 Green procurement