PURCHASING (IT Procurement)
We provide customers with technical guidance and assistance in the acquisition of information technology solutions that provide the best combination of functionality and cost while maximizing the compatibility of Mississippi’s information resources.
PUBLISHED PROCUREMENT INSTRUMENTS
ITS publishes Express Products Lists (EPLs) for customers to use to make routine technology purchases, many times without the need for additional approval from ITS.
ITS procurement staff are available to conduct classes for customers on how best to sell technology to Mississippi government organizations.
PROCUREMENT PROJECT FACILITATION
ITS facilitates the procurement of IT hardware, software, and services for state agency and public university customers as required by statute, and can provide these services as requested for local government entities.
REQUIREMENTS DEFINITION AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
ITS has staff available to assist customers with the analysis and documentation of functional and technical requirements to be used in procurement documents, such as Request for Proposals (RFPs).
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
By statute, the ITS Executive Director is the contract signature authority for technology contracts for state agencies and public universities in Mississippi. ITS has staff that provides contract management and remediation services as well as legal resources from the Attorney General's Office to assist in negotiating contracts on behalf of ITS procurement customers.
ITS has project managers, many with the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, available to work with both functional and technical customer resources to manage technology projects. These senior level resources have varying technical experience and project backgrounds to provide a best fit for your technical project.