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Purchasing & Professional Services

MNIT purchases most general IT goods for their state agency business partners including hardware, software telecommunications, network and facilities. Agency business partners are responsible for purchasing items such as mobile devices, cell phones, copiers and computer related accessories. Please refer to the policy for IT purchases and contracts for a list of items to be managed directly by agency business partners.

MNIT IT Purchases

  1. Contact your CBTO to confirm that MNIT will manage your request.
  2. Follow agency requirements to ensure local approvals are in place.
  3. Work with your CBTO who will ensure the MNIT funds are available and will manage your request through the MNIT Centralized Procurement and Requisition System (CPRS).
  4. MNIT bills agencies each month for IT purchases using a SWIFT expenditure report.

Agency Direct IT Purchases

  1. Contact your CFO to confirm that your agency will make the purchase
  2. Follow your local agency purchasing procedures.

Requesting IT Professional Technical Services

MNIT contract managers coordinate the professional technical contracting processes for agency offices including:

  • ASAP-IT
  • SITE
  • RFPs for professional technical contracts
  • Interagency agreements
  • Joint Powers agreements

To request IT Professional Technical Services:

  1. Work with agency business partners to determine the required scope of work.
  2. Contact your CBTO to confirm that MNIT will manage your request.
  3. Follow agency requirements to ensure local approvals are in place.
  4. Work with your CBTO who will ensure the MNIT funds are available and will manage your request through the MNIT Centralized Procurement and Requisition System (CPRS).
  5. Once a CPRS request has been entered MNIT contract managers will assist you in drafting the necessary documents for your contracting process.
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