Accessibility in IT Procurement

State IT Procurement Negotiations: Working Together to Reform and Transform

  • 19 September 2017
  • Author: Emily Lane
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State IT Procurement Negotiations: Working Together to Reform and Transform

The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) have released a joint roadmap for state information technology (IT) procurement reform and process transformation. The report, a product of the NASPO-NASCIO Task Force on IT Procurement Negotiations, includes 18 joint recommendations for IT procurement improvement in relationship building, procurement processes, centralization and legislation & policy. The recommendations are accompanied by suggested implementation methods for the practical application of the joint task force's guidance. 

Why an EA Driven Approach is Crucial to Successful IT Procurement (webinar)

  • 15 June 2017
  • Author: Danielle Doak
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Why an EA Driven Approach is Crucial to Successful IT Procurement (webinar)
 John MacMillan, CIO, Pennsylvania explains how states can leverage EA for improved IT procurement and align with enterprise IT strategies, architecture and standards-based acquisition.

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is the blueprint for state information technology (IT), serves as the state's IT vision and drives every enterprise-level decision. EA-driven procurement provides:

  • A framework and governance for establishing standards for IT
  • Delivers IT services more effectively through streamlined investments
  • Reduces silos in state government
  • Decreases costs through standardization
  • Assists service providers in framing projects and delivering solutions that are consistent with the state government enterprise direction
  • Streamlines negotiations and contract management

NASCIO and NASPO Topical Roundtable

Designing for Agility: Advancing IT and Procurement Modernization

  • 12 January 2017
  • Author: Emily Lane
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NASCIO and NASPO Topical Roundtable
In continuing their shared interests in working together to improve IT procurement, NASPO and NASCIO have developed an action plan for navigating the ever-changing terrain shaping state procurement efforts and information technology updates. The action plan addresses several key areas of state government common to both specialties, including governance and organizational structure; teaming and roles; interactions and processes; and budgeting and forecasting.

Recommendations for Improved State IT Procurement

  • 25 February 2016
  • Author: Emily Lane
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Recommendations for Improved State IT Procurement
The state information technology (IT) community has long called for improvements in IT procurement processes and practices and state chief information officers (CIOs) are consistently dissatisfied with the state IT procurement process. In the 2015 state CIO survey, The Value Equation, roughly one half (47%) of state CIOs expressed negative outlooks on IT procurement processes.Because of this consistent level of dissatisfaction, NASCIO is advocating for procurement reform by issuing a call to action to states.

Limitations on Liability Infographic

  • 25 February 2016
  • Author: Emily Lane
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Limitations on Liability Infographic
NASCIO's 2004 publication NASCIO on Unlimited Liability - Gaining Traction on the Road to "Win-Win" recommended changes to the state IT procurement policy regarding limitations on liability.  This infographic indicates, as of December 2015, which states have have limitations on liability in statute, which states have none, and which states are able to negotiate limitations on a case by case basis.  To update your state's information, please contact Meredith Ward at mward@NASCIO.org.
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