Tuesday, September 27, 2022

State of North Carolina Seeks Vendors for IT Infrastructure Solutions

Sep 27, 2022

The N.C. Department of Information Technology is inviting vendors within the state of North Carolina to bid on an existing statewide term contract for IT infrastructure solutions, such as servers, storage and networking equipment.

The Invitation for Bids for State Term Contract 204X for IT Infrastructure Solutions (Solicitation Number ITS-400277-026) also includes IT infrastructure software, converged IT infrastructure solutions, IT infrastructure peripheral components and value-added services.

The open enrollment period ends Oct. 3, 2022.

More information on this contract is available on the state’s Interactive Purchasing System (IPS) website at https://www.ips.state.nc.us/IPS/OpenBidSearch.aspx. Search for the keyword 204X.

IPS is the primary single-source system that enables all vendors to see new bid postings and existing competitive bid postings.

Eligibility Consideration

To be eligible for consideration for State Term Contract 204X, vendors must provide evidence that they have a minimum sales volume of $50,000,000 of IT infrastructure solutions, that they are able to deliver their IT infrastructure solution to all North Carolina counties and that all responses must meet the bid requirements.

How to Bid

All bids must be electronic and submitted using the state’s Ariba Sourcing Tool at http://discovery.ariba.com/rfx/13731479.

Vendors may register for access through the N.C. Electronic Vendor Portal at https://vendor.ncgov.com/vendor/login.


The N.C. Department of Information Technology oversees IT services for the state of North Carolina and is the primary IT service provider for state government agencies. It also provides services for local governments and educational institutions. The department was established as a cabinet-level agency in 2015 to consolidate and optimize enterprise information technology functions within the executive branch to meet the needs of residents, businesses and visitors while also realizing efficiencies and cost savings through economies of scale.

The department’s primary functions are statewide strategy, governance, architecture and operations. A full list of the powers and duties of the department can be found in N.C.G.S. 143B, Article 15.

Appointed by the governor, the state chief information officer – also referred to as the secretary of the department – leads NCDIT and its 1,300 employees. The department is dedicated to transforming the state’s shared IT services by adopting modern technology solutions and improving communications and collaboration platforms to meet customers’ needs while effectively managing risks and security.