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Chapter 25 - IT Contract Formation

Chapter highlights:

Purpose: This chapter provides discussion of how to create an effective and well-prepared information technology (IT) contract document.

Key points:

  • The formation of an effective contract starts while drafting the solicitation.
  • All IT contracts should promote excellence in supplier performance.
  • Due to the nature of technology procurement, and the many risks associated with these public investments, there are many specific contractual provisions that must be included in a technology contract which agencies do not normally use for non-technology purchases.
  • The lead procurement professional assigned to a technology contract is accountable for ensuring the inclusion of relevant federal and Code of Virginia contract provisions and any VITA-required IT specific contractual terms.

In this chapter

25.2 The offer
25.3 Acceptance of an offer
25.4 Forming an IT contract
25.6 Federal contractual requirements
25.7 VITA contractual requirements
25.8 VITA recommendations for a successful IT contract

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