IT Volume Purchasing

Desktop and 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, a workgroup of CIOs (or their designees) representing various agencies has established standard configurations for desktop, laptop, and tablet computers. The CIO workgroup reviews and updates the standard configurations one month prior to the annual volume purchase based on input from Agency CIOs.

Agencies must submit requisitions for desktop, laptop, and tablet computers through the e-Procurement System to the Statewide IT Bulk Purchaser.

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

Requisitions must include the quantity and Standard Configuration being requested. The State IT Strategic Sourcing Office will consolidate the requests and issue a competitive solicitation. Award will be made in accordance with “best value” procurement rules, as defined in 09 NCAC 06B.

Printers

Effective February 1, 2017, the State IT Strategic Sourcing Office discontinued the Printer Bulk Purchase Program.  The State IT Strategic Sourcing Office awarded State Term Contract 204D for Printers and Multifunction Devices for Purchase or Lease.  This new contract consolidates the previous 204D and 600B contracts into a new 204D contract.  Agencies should order these devices as needed under the new 204D contract.  Information on the 204D contract is available at the following link:  https://it.nc.gov/contract-204d-printers-and-peripherals

 

For additional information about the Bulk Purchase Initiative:

Contact: Debbie Patterson, Phone: (919) 754-6619, Email: Debbie.Patterson@nc.gov

Standard Configurations, Order Schedule and Procedures

Bulk Purchase Initiative Savings