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Gaining Traction on the Road to Win-Win: Limitations on Liability in State IT Contracting

  • 12 March 2010
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Gaining Traction on the Road to Win-Win: Limitations on Liability in State IT Contracting
As state CIOs continue to deploy IT solutions, it is important to recognize the fiscal benefits of transforming the procurement process to meet the needs of a smaller workforce, budget constraints, and consolidation efforts. Because of current economic factors the state CIO is faced with not only budget constraints for needed IT goods and services, but also advocating for procurement reform that meets the needs of the 21st century. Gaining Traction on the Road to Win-Win presents the challenges associated with unlimited liability, and encourages the inclusion of risk management strategies for state IT contracts. The report also calls attention to the fact that state CIOs are better equipped to provide services to the state when flexible terms and conditions for procurement provisions are in place.

IT Procurement and Enterprise Architecture: Recognizing the Mutual Benefits

  • 1 October 2005
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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IT Procurement and Enterprise Architecture: Recognizing the Mutual Benefits
This brief highlights the benefits of a closer alignment between IT Procurement and Enterprise Architecture (EA), which includes improving and streamlining IT investment decisions in a way that supports the state’s overall strategic goals and intent. It also identifies “touchpoints” at which these two disciplines can establish stronger ties and concludes with recommendations on how states can start down the path to greater EA-IT Procurement alignment.

Getting What You Need on the Way to the Win-Win! Leveraging the RFP in State Technology Procurements

  • 1 May 2005
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Getting What You Need on the Way to the Win-Win! Leveraging the RFP in State Technology Procurements
This publication was co-produced by NASCIO and NASPO (National Association of State Procurement Officials). This brief provides a broad view of how a variety of stakeholders can use the RFP (Request for Proposal) process to the state’s and the citizens’ benefit.

Negotiating IP on the Way to the Win-Win: NASCIO’s Intellectual Property Recommendations

  • 1 March 2005
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Negotiating IP on the Way to the Win-Win: NASCIO’s Intellectual Property Recommendations
These recommendations seek to identify state and contractor interests regarding the ownership of IP and suggest realistic considerations to help make the negotiation of IP rights easier and more successful for all involved.

Walking the Road to the Win-Win: NASCIO Procurement Subcommittee’s Recommendations on Liability Limitations for State IT Contracting

  • 1 September 2004
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Walking the Road to the Win-Win: NASCIO Procurement Subcommittee’s Recommendations on Liability Limitations for State IT Contracting
These recommendations are intended to elucidate the various state and vendor interests that are involved in negotiating liability limitations and to help states and vendors negotiate better IT contract liability limitations that are “win-win” for both sides.
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