GIS Professional Services Contract Pool
GIS professional services are included within the Information Technology Professional Services Contract Pool, North Dakota State Term Contract 095. This contract was originally established in 2005 to create a vendor pool for information technology professional services. In July 2006 the contract was upgraded to include GIS categories through the efforts of the North Dakota GIS Technical Committee, working in cooperation with the Information Technology Department and the Office of Management and Budget.
Multiple vendors have been awarded contracts in each of the GIS Contract Pool categories which are Programmer/Analyst and Technical and Data Services Specialist. State and local government agencies may use a structured work order request process to obtain GIS professional services through this contract. A primary benefit of using the contract is to make the procurement process more efficient by leveraging the master contract terms which have already been negotiated with the awarded vendors. It is also important to note that the creation of this vendor pool does not prevent agencies from selecting a vendor via the traditional RFP process.
For more information about the IT and GIS Professional Services Contract Pools and how to use the work order request process, please visit the OMB's Online Services page and choose the List Contracts link. Then, clicking on Number at the top of the contract numbers to find contract 095, choose the View link on that line. To find detailed information on the GIS categories and vendors, choose the View link on the Contract Information line.