32.1 Overview of VITA’s protest policy
VITA’s protest policy follows § 2.2-4360 et seq. of the Code of Virginia and provides that the following actions will be handled by the complaining Supplier instituting legal action as provided in §2.2-4364 of the Code of Virginia:
- Appeals from a determination that the supplier is ineligible to participate in public contracts, e.g., debarment
- Appeals from a denial of a request to withdraw a bid
- Appeals from a determination of non-responsibility
- Appeals from denial of a protest of a contract award
VITA’s delegated IT procurements are not subject to protest processes established by the Department of General Services’ Vendor’s Manual or Agency Procurement and Surplus Property Manual (APSPM). Any reference to these publications in VITA delegated IT procurements should be removed from the solicitation documents. If such delegated agency does not have an established ADR process, contact: email@example.com for assistance. VITA’s ADR process may be utilized by these agencies.