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For MNIT Staff

Timelines for MNIT teams and their agency partners are variable, depending on the complexity of the project. These steps may take anywhere from one day to several weeks to complete:

  • Determine the need for an ASAP-IT resource.
  • Review job categories and vendors.
  • Agency partners may choose to complete the ASAP-IT Worksheet to help gather information for MNIT teams.
  • MNIT teams then set up funding and complete the ASAP-IT request forms.

As soon as the request is submitted to ASAP-IT, the contract team process timeline begins:

  • 1-3 days:  ASAP-IT contract team reviews the request and sends it to the vendor.
  • 1-2 days: Prepare vendor responses for review and evaluation.
  • 1-2 days:  Final contracts are signed by MNIT Finance and the vendor.

Follow These Steps:

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1. Before You Start

Verify that you are an employee of an executive branch agency with consolidated IT.

If your agency is NOT listed, please follow the instructions for CPV Members and Other Government..

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2. Review Your Options

Review the job categories, roles, skill sets and rates to find a vendor with the options that best match the requirements for your request.

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3. Set up Funding

MNIT staff set up funding for requests from partners and for MNIT enterprise projects. Follow the funding instructions for MNIT staff using the Central Purchase Request System (CPRS).

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4. Complete the Request

Complete and submit the ASAP-IT Online Request Form. A worksheet is available to help you gather information before filling out the online form.

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5. Evaluate Candidates

MNIT agency office teams review candidates based on the scoring criteria submitted on the ASAP-IT Online Request Form.  Teams typically include MNIT staff and agency business partners who are project stakeholders.

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6. Final Step

Once MNIT staff notify the contract team of their selection, a signature ready work order will be prepared for the vendors within about 2 business days.

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