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Chapter 22 - IT Competitive Sealed Bidding / Invitation for Bid

22.1 Preparing and issuing an IFB

22.1.0 Preparing and issuing an IFB

Competitive sealed bidding includes the issuance of a written IFB containing IT specifications, scope of work/purchase requirements, and the contractual terms and conditions applicable to the procurement. Before developing an IFB, agencies are urged to first check the VITA website for available statewide contracts which may serve their procurement need(s). These are available at this URL: Each agency may have and use its own preferred IFB document template. Subsections below highlight special areas of consideration when developing an IT IFB.