[Chapter 15 pdf]

Chapter highlights:

Purpose: This chapter defines information technology (IT) and telecommunications small purchase guidelines.

Key points:

  • 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 $100,000.
  • 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.



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