IT Procurement

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).  ITD works with OMB State Procurement, Risk Management and the Office of Attorney General to develop RFP and contract templates and best practices related to IT procurements.

Requesting Service

Agencies may email to request a procurement review or general IT procurement assistance.

IT Procurement Templates and Resources

IT Procurement Standards and Exception Requests

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. In addition on large IT projects > $500k the state's procurement collaboration process is followed.

Featured State Contracts

1. Term Contract 022 - State PC Contract

The State participates in the NASPO ValuePoint Premimum Savings Package (PSP).

2. Term Contract 095 - Information Technology Professional Services Vendor Pool

The State has established a term contract for a variety of IT professional services, which may be used for project-based and staff-augmentation work.