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Standard Products:   The right products     •    The right price    •    Less hassle  

When you purchase standard IT hardware using specially designated state contracts, you’ll leverage the combined buying power of Minnesota’s state agencies, local governments, educational institutions and other government entities. 

For more information see IT Products and Standards program information.



Hardware and Software

Standard hardware includes:

  • Personal Computers:  Desktop and laptop

  • CD monitors:  Standard 17- and 19-inch monitors, plus 19- and 22-inch wide-screen monitors.

  • Servers:  Tier 1-4 plus blade. Xeon, Opteron, PowerX & SPARC.

  • Storage:  External devices for data storage, retrieval and archival purposes, such as disk arrays, SAN, NAS, optical and tape.

  • Multi-function devices (copiers)

  • IP telephone systems, routers and switches:  Cisco, NEC, and Nortel contract information.

  • Audio/Visual Equipment:  Projectors are currently offered; watch for upcoming product additions. 

Standard software includes:


  • IBM DB2
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle database

Data center management

  • BMC
  • IBM Desktop tools
  • Adobe Fleet management
  • Maximus

GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

  • ESRI

Security (End Point – Anti-virus plus)

  • McAfee Symantec Trend Micro

Security (End Point - Encryption)

  • Checkpoint/Pointsec

Cell Phones

Find more information about cell phone equipment and service plans.

The State of Minnesota maintains standard contracts with three vendors to provide cell phone service to state entities: Alltel, Sprint and Verizon.