Requests For Exemption may be submitted for Enterprise Architecture (EA) Standards or for Information Technology Statutory Policy, which includes IT Procurement and IT Planning. Below you will find the required forms, additional documents that may need to be completed, and instructions for how to submit the requests.
North Dakota Century Code (Chapter 54-56-09) mandates that ITD and OMB must develop Information Technology standards, policies, and guidelines. This is accomplished collaboratively with participation from state agencies in the Enterprise Architecture program. All standards, policies, and guidelines are available online.
Agencies who are not able to comply with one or more EA Standards must follow the process below .
North Dakota Century Code (Chapter 54-59-22) mandates that ITD must provide hosting services for electronic mail, file-and-print server administration, database administration, storage, and application servers.
Agencies who intend to award a hosted service or application to an external hosting provider must first request an Exemption from IT Statutory Policy. This request needs to be made after the intent to award but before the contract is signed. The process includes these steps:
ITD's Service Level Objective is to complete the process within 30 days of receiving an agency's submission. Due to complexity, some requests may require more than 30 days. Agencies are strongly encouraged to account for this process when building project schedules.
North Dakota Century Code (Chapter 54-59-11) mandates that each executive branch state agency or institution participate in the IT Planning Process and submit an IT Plan every even-numbered year.
ITD provides review, consultation, and general assistance to North Dakota state agencies regarding IT procurement and contracting best practices.
IT Planning is a process managed by ITD through which state agencies establish objectives for technology activities that are in line with their strategic goals.
Enterprise Architecture (EA) interweaves business and IT together. It consists of the vision, principles, and standards that guide the purchases and deployment of technology within the enterprise.