SCM seeks to achieve its mission of developing and managing supplier relationships to maximize the return on Commonwealth IT investments by integrating its customers' business needs with its strategic suppliers. As the Commonwealth unfolds and evolves its strategic and enterprise IT initiatives, SCM will implement proven, Code of Virginia-compliant, flexible and agile procurement strategies and methods to support the successful implementation of those initiatives. Over the long-term, the process includes establishing groups of IT products or services and aligning those groups with an owner that has accountability for usage decisions for the products or services. Each group will include suppliers capable of providing the best value and performance for IT services based on proactively determined customer needs. As customers identify the need for IT services, the process makes possible the best solution at a reasonable risk. The process takes advantage of strategic sourcing strategies such as capturing up-front service requirements, pre-qualifying suppliers, and pre-contracting for services to enhance quality and timeliness.
The overall value is that quality service is delivered in a reasonable time, at reasonable cost and with reasonable risk-empowering the Commonwealth's current and evolving strategic IT objectives.