Do IT has worked with the Division of Purchasing to make the process of hiring supplemental Information Technology services cheaper and easier for state agencies. A master price agreement (MPA 230) was awarded this spring which pre-qualifies 67 information technology vendors for 32 different job classifications or roles at 3 different levels of expertise. The list of vendors and prices will be in effect until 2007.
Agencies wishing to purchase supplemental information technology services should find it easier to purchase services from this MPA than to utilize the standard request for proposal (RFP) process. DoIT will assist the agencies by helping develop the scope of work. The price for services is also more competive than in the past; DoIT now negotiates with the top vendors to obtain lower prices than those listed on the MPA. DoIT also working with the Division of Purchasing to automate the vendor response and bid process. This application will further simplify the hiring process and allow for analysis of costs and types of work being done.