ITD provides review, consultation, and general assistance to North Dakota state 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). ITD collaborates with OMB State Procurement, Risk Management and the Office of Attorney General to develop RFP and contract templates and best practices related to technology procurements.
Agencies may email ITDProcurement@nd.gov to request a procurement review or general IT procurement assistance.
For additional procurement information see State Procurement Guidelines published by OMB's State Procurement Office
ITD reviews and approves technology 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 review and approve requests to host IT solutions outside of the consolidated infrastructure hosted by ITD. In addition on large IT projects greater than $500,000 the State's procurement collaboration process (IT Procurement Collaboration Process Diagram) is followed.