Starting January 1, 2014, Enterprise Services will continue to provide full consultation for IT purchases but we will no longer make actual purchases using our funds on behalf of your agency. Following the MCC-led procurement process, agencies will work directly with the supplier and will pay for these purchases using their own funds.
Under state procurement reform, agencies now have more authority and flexibility to conduct their own procurements. Starting January 1, 2014, agencies should begin making their own IT purchases using state master contracts in the same way they procure other goods and services.
Agencies who need to purchase items that are not available on an existing IT master contract should work with their agency procurement staff. When IT purchases exceed an agency’s delegated spending authority, please follow the protocol outlined in Policy DES-090-00 to request additional authority. To avoid making numerous requests, Enterprise Services recommends that agencies submit requests broad enough to cover all anticipated IT-related purchases.
We recognize it may take time for some agencies to build the needed capacity and skills to conduct non-contract IT acquisitions.
All requests for Enterprise Services assistance will be responded to in the order in which they are received. View the FAQs for more information about roles, responsibilities and timelines for completing these requests. Or read the memo sent to state agencies.
Contact the Customer Relations team at (360) 407-2200.