The Department of Juvenile Justice’s Procurement Department is responsible for ensuring the compliance of the agency in following the mandatory requirements set forth by the General Assembly in relation to purchasing all needed goods and services in support of the youth being housed in DJJ’s facilities, including food, clothing, educational tools, beds, exercise equipment, and technology.
The Virginia DJJ, in conjunction with the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS), uses a web-based electronic marketplace that brings government buyers and sellers together through eVA. Vendors are encouraged to visit the website at eva.virginia.gov. Those vendors desiring to provide goods and services to the Commonwealth shall participate in the eVA Internet E-procurement Solution through either the eVA Basic Vender Registration Service or eVA Premium Registration and then complete the Ariba Commerce Service Network registration. Registration gives vendors access to DJJ buyers and also provides access and opportunities to transact business with other Virginia government buyers.
The Department is committed to ensuring fair consideration of all suppliers in its purchases of services, supplies and construction. Employees who make procurement decision for goods and services are expected to notify and give every consideration to using qualified, small, women and minority-owned (SWaM) suppliers in a manner that is consistent with state and federal laws and regulations. To that end, the DJJ has designated the Procurement Manager and the Buyer Supervisor as the supplier diversity co-champions to coordinate supplier diversity efforts, communicate and watch for supplier diversity opportunities, and monitor results. DJJ works with DGS, the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (DSBSD), and others to provide supplier diversity training for staff though workshops, technical assistance, and executive roundtables. Solicitations of SWaM-owned businesses should not be construed as authorizing or directing the exclusion of non-SWaM-owned businesses; rather, the purpose is to include as many qualified businesses as possible.
We appreciate your interest in doing business with the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice and look forward to doing business with you electronically through the eVA system.