Information Technology Policies and Standards

Title
Technical Review Committee - Revised
Type
Policy
Category
General
Status
Approved
Approved
02/11/2004
Revised
09/14/2011
To Be Reviewed
01/09/2015
Scope
Applies to the "evaluation of information technology within the City government" as defined by City ordinance ("Information Services Committee," § 2-6-3-1 through 2-6-3-3 ROA 1994).
Policy
The Information Services Committee (ISC) ratifies the existence of a Technical Review Committee (TRC) for the technical review of information technology projects and purchases.

TRC shall be chaired by the Information Technology Services Manager, who shall appoint its membership in concurrence with the Chief Administrative Officer. The membership shall be published in a standard.

ISC delegates authority to establish information technology procedures, standards and guidelines to TRC. Procedures, standards and guidelines established by TRC must conform with and relate to ISC policies.

ISC delegates approval authority to TRC for purchases between the maximum City purchasing card limit and $25,000. The Information Technology Services Manager has signature authority for purchases between the maximum City purchasing card limit and $10,000. TRC shall review purchases between $10,000 and $25,000, except as otherwise provided by ISC policies, and may:
  • approve;
  • disapprove;
  • forward to ISC without recommendation.

TRC shall report its findings to ISC for any project or purchase disapproved or forwarded without recommendation. Decisions of TRC may be appealed to ISC.
Rationale
TRC reviews information technology projects and purchases for technical sufficiency and compliance with standards. Although ISC may review the technical merit of a project or purchase, the primary focus of ISC is to review the business case and policy compliance of larger projects and purchases.

Contact: Brian A. Osterloh, (505) 768-2922