IT Procurement Training

The Statewide IT Strategic Sourcing Office offers training opportunities to staff who are involved in the procurement of IT goods and services. Classes are free to all employees of any government entity within the State of North Carolina. Classes are typically held at 3700 Wake Forest Road or 3900 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh. Students are expected to actively participate in discussions to receive the most benefit.

The IT Strategic Sourcing Office is also available to conduct onsite training or participate in your association’s meeting or event based on availability and resources.

For more information, please contact itprocurement@its.nc.gov or email Releata.Baker-Jones@nc.gov or phone (919) 754-6666.

Scheduled Classes

IT Procurement Rules Review

This 7-hour class provides a review of Title 9, Chapter 6, of the North Carolina Administrative Code, the rules that govern purchase of information technology goods and services. The rules, which were amended effective September 1, 2013, are mandatory for use by Executive state agencies and recommended for use by other government entities when procuring IT goods and services. This class is designed for new purchasing staff, but will also serve as a refresher for seasoned purchasers.

Dates:

  • January 11, 2018 (Thursday)
  • April 4, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • July 12, 2018 (Thursday)
  • October 3, 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: 3900 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh

Prerequisites: None

Introduction to IT Procurement

This 6-hour class provides an overview of information technology purchasing under the procurement rules. Topics include how to develop, write and review Invitations for Bids, conduct pre-bid conferences and bid openings, and evaluate bids. This class is designed for new purchasing officers.

Dates:

  • February 7, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • May 2, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • August 1, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • November 7, 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: 3900 Wake Forest Road or 3700 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh

Prerequisites: IT Procurement Rules Review is suggested for purchasers

The RFP Process

This 7-hour class provides information about writing, reviewing, and evaluating Request for Proposals and managing contracts. We will also discuss how to plan evaluation and scoring methodologies for the RFP. This class is designed for anyone involved in writing, reviewing, or evaluating RFPs or managing IT contracts.

Dates:

  • March 7, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • June 6, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • September 5, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • December 5, 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: 3900 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh

Prerequisites: IT Procurement Rules Review is suggested for purchasers

Reference Materials

Students should bring to each class a copy of the IT Procurement Rules.

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