IT Volume Purchasing

Desktop & Laptop Computers

The state chief information officer has implemented a volume purchase initiative, as authorized by Senate Bill 991, to achieve cost savings and procurement efficiencies.

To help accomplish this goal, an interagency work group of chief information officers (or their designees) has established standard configurations for desktop, laptop and tablet computers. The IT Volume Purchase Standards Workgroup reviews and updates the standard configurations on an annual basis.

The Statewide IT Procurement Office issues a competitive solicitation for the IT Volume Purchase annually to the awarded vendors on State Term Contract 204A. Award is made in accordance with “best value” procurement rules, as defined in 09 NCAC 06B.

IT Volume Purchase Exception requisitions must be sent to the Statewide IT Bulk Purchaser with justification attached. The state CIO (or designee) will review these requests for approval.

Standard Configurations, Order Schedule & Procedures


For additional information about the IT volume purchasing initiative, contact:

Debbie Patterson