ASAP-IT: Contract Users FAQ's

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ASAP-IT: Contract Users FAQ's

QUESTION 1:
What is ASAP-IT?

ANSWER:
It is an IT staff augmentation program designed to provide very quick turn-around times for frequently utilized skill sets. A user will be able to obtain staff augmentation services in as little as 48 hours from the initiation of a request. The program provides minimum standards that must be met for each skill set.

QUESTION 2:
What are the major differences between the new ASAP.IT program and the previous one?

ANSWER:
There are a number of differences between the program - see the Program Differences page for a detailed listing.

QUESTION 3:
How is ASAP-IT different from the 902TS Master Contract Program?
ANSWER:
ASAP-IT is different in many ways:
    • It has very fast turnaround for placement of IT professionals (as quick as 48 hours if needed)
    • The program is to be used for staff augmentation not for project work involving multiple skill sets
    • There are minimum standards for each skill and definitions based on industry best practice
    • Hourly rates are very competitive and among the best in the country
QUESTION 4:
What skill sets are included in the program?

ANSWER:
There are 11 categories in the program, some with multiple roles.

QUESTION 5:
Is my government organization eligible to use this program?

ANSWER:
Yes, all executive, judicial and legislative branch organizations may use the program. In addition, counties, cities, schools, higher education and some non-profits are eligible to use the program, if your government organization is a registered Cooperative Purchasing Venture (CPV) member. Becoming a CPV member is FREE. For more information see the Department of Administration's web site.

QUESTION 6:
How many vendors are participating in this program?

ANSWER:
There are 26 vendors participating in the program.

QUESTION 7:
How are the rates, I have a limited budget?

ANSWER:
Rates are very competitive and appear to be among the best in the country.

QUESTION 8:
How long can a work order run under this program?

ANSWER:
Work orders (and any amendments to the work order) are limited to 1 year in length under the ASAP-IT Program.

QUESTION 9:
I need two resources, can I do 1 Call for Resumes or Engagement Request?

ANSWER:
No, under the ASAP-IT program, each request (either Call for Resumes or Engagement Request) is limited to 1 work order for 1 resource. If you need multiple resources you would need to make multiple requests and issue multiple work orders.

 

 

 



Date last updated: 8/2/2013