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Chapter 10 - General IT Procurement Policies

10.15 Computer equipment performance specifications

§ 2.2-2012(E) of the Code of Virginia provides that if VITA, or any executive branch agency authorized by VITA, elects to procure personal computers and related peripheral equipment pursuant to any type of blanket purchasing arrangement under which public bodies, as defined in § 2.2-4301, it may purchase such goods from any supplier following competitive procurement but without the conduct of an individual procurement by or for the using agency or institution, and that it shall establish performance-based specifications for the selection of equipment. Establishment of such contracts shall emphasize performance criteria including price, quality, and delivery without regard to "brand name." All vendors meeting the Commonwealth's performance requirements shall be afforded the opportunity to compete for such contracts.