La. Admin. Code tit. 34, § I-5503 - Procedures for Procurement of Information Technology Hardware

A. This Section describes the information that all agencies in the Executive Branch must furnish when seeking approval of the Office of State Purchasing for the procurement of information technology hardware including installation with a cost exceeding the agency's delegated purchasing authority. Information technology hardware, for the purpose of this Section, is defined as any electronic data processing device including but not limited to central processing units, memory, peripheral devices, unit record equipment, data communications equipment, mini-computers and peripherals, graphics equipment including digitizers and plotters, optical scanning equipment, and shared logic word processing equipment, printers, multifunctional devices, and scanners. Equipment that does not fit into any of the above categories will be handled on a case-by-case basis and the agency must contact the Office of State Purchasing for a ruling on the justification required.
B. This Section does not apply to acquisitions from State Brand Name Contracts. Terms and conditions for Brand Name Contracts may contain additional procedures that an agency must follow. However, an approved IT-10 is needed for all IT procurements in excess of $100,000.
C.
1. For requests not covered by an existing contract, the following should be provided to the Office of State Purchasing to avoid delays in approval:
a. a general description of the mission to be accomplished using the requested equipment;
b. a detailed list of the proposed equipment, including quantities and estimated costs for lease, purchase, rental, maintenance, etc.;
c. an approved IT-10 form with all requests for procurements in excess of $100,000.
2. The Office of State Purchasing may require additional information or justification, as it deems appropriate for any particular procurement request.
D. Each agency contemplating a procurement greater than the agency's delegated purchasing authority shall, upon definition of the preliminary functional requirements, submit a draft solicitation to the Office of State Purchasing. If the procurement exceeds $100,000, the Office of State Purchasing shall schedule a Procurement Support Team (PST) meeting. The procurement support team participation may include assistance in finalizing the solicitation. The procurement support team participation must include, as a minimum, assistance in evaluation of bids or proposals and negotiations of contract terms (if applicable).

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La. Admin. Code tit. 34, § I-5503
Promulgated by the Office of the Governor, Division of Administration, LR 10:77 (February 1984), amended by the Office of the Governor, Division of Administration, Office of State Purchasing, LR 21:566 (June 1995), LR 29:2378 (November 2003).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 39:199.C and D.

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