AN ACT PROVIDING THAT AGENCIES MAY PURCHASE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GOODS AND SERVICES THROUGH MULTIPARTY COOPERATIVE PURCHASING AGREEMENTS APPROVED BY THE STATE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER. Enacted July 23, 2013. Effective July 23, 2013.
Summary date: Jul 25 2013 - More information
Summary date: Apr 23 2013 - More information
House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Makes organizational changes, recodifying subdivision (1) of GS 147-33.81 as subdivision (1a) of that section, and renumbering new subdivision (7) as subdivision (1) in that section.
Summary date: Apr 22 2013 - More information
House committee substitute entirely rewrites the 1st edition and amends the title.
Adds a new subdivision (7) to GS 147-33.81 to define cooperative purchasing agreementas an agreementbetween a vendor and one or more states or state agenciesthat provides that the parties may collaboratively or collectively purchase information technology goods and services in order to increase economics of scale and reduce costs.
Amends GS 147-33.95 torequire a state agency wishing to enter into a cooperative purchasing agreementto first obtain approval from the state Chief Information Officer (CIO). Specifies factors that the CIO is to consider in reviewing the request and making a decision as to whether to grant approval.Provides that once a state agency obtains approvalfrom the state CIO, thestate agency may use the agreement without further approval. Requires state agencies to periodically report to the CIO regarding the use of these agreements. Directs the state CIO to establish procedures for utilizing cooperative purchasing agreements.
Summary date: Apr 10 2013 - More information
Allows public agency purchasing entities to elect to purchase information technology goods and services through a convenience contract awarded pursuant to a nationally recognized and accepted cooperative purchasing agreement in which other states participate, provided that the agreement was developed using a competitive bidding process and the agreement has been approved by the State Chief Information Officer (CIO). Requires the CIO to review the specifications, terms, and conditions of information technology convenience contracts before the contracts may be utilized by public agencies. Upon approval by the CIO, a public agency may use the nationally cooperative purchasing agreement without further state CIO approval. Requires public agencies to report to the state CIO periodically on the utilization of convenience contracts.
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