ITD provides review, consultation, and general assistance to North Dakota agencies regarding IT procurement and contracting best practices.
ITD is responsible for reviewing and approving the acquisition of technology by state agencies, as defined in ND Century Code (Chapter 54-59-05).
Agencies may email ITDProcurement@nd.gov to submit a request for ITD IT procurement staff to review/approve a procurement request and also for general IT procurement assistance. Contact the Service Desk to speak to a member of the IT procurement staff.
ITD reviews and approves IT-related procurements that exceed the threshold set by OMB for small purchases ($25,000). Primary review criteria includes compliance with state enterprise architecture standards and consistency with an agency's technology plan. ITD and OMB also review and approve requests to host IT solutions outside of the consolidated infrastructure hosted by ITD.
Procurement News & Views
The State participates in the Western States Contract Alliance (WSCA) PC contract including a set of standard configurations that are developed and refreshed on an ongoing basis call the WSCA Premium Savings Packages (WNPSP). The State's Enterprise Architecture program has adopted the WNPSP configurations as standard configurations for North Dakota. The WNPSP program currently offers standard configurations at special discounts below the standard WSCA pricing for desktop, laptop, specialty notebooks, printers, and monitors.
The State has established a term contract for Information Technology professional services in a variety of IT Contract Pool Categories. State agencies have an ongoing need for Information Technology (IT) professionals in a variety of categories for both project-based and staff-augmentation work. Multiple vendors have been awarded contracts in each of the IT Contract Pool Categories. State agencies can use a structured work order request process to obtain IT professional services through this contract resulting in a streamlined time-saving approach to procuring and contracting for these services.
In 2014, a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Term Contract 095 will be issued as the current contract and associated vendors will expire on September 30, 2014. To plan for the future of the IT Vendor Pool, a short survey will be conducted.