Purpose: This chapter defines information technology (IT) and telecommunications small purchase guidelines.
Set asides are required for micro businesses for all procurements under $10,000 when the price quoted is fair and reasonable and does not exceed five percent (5%) of the lowest responsive and responsible non-certified bidder. Set asides are required for DSBSD-certified small businesses, for all procurements up to $100,000 when the price quoted is fair and reasonable and does not exceed five percent (5%) of the lowest responsive and responsible noncertified bidder.
Reviewing available statewide contracts for IT or telecommunications goods and services allows agencies and institutions to determine if the technology product or service needed can be purchased through a statewide contract.
A Quick Quote or RFP may be used for small purchases up to $200,000.
All procurements for cloud-based solutions (Software as a Service), regardless of dollar amount, are subject to agency compliance with the requirements in VITA's Third Party Use Policy.