Information Technology Policies and Standards

Title
IT Procurement Policy
Type
Policy
Category
Hardware/Software
Status
Superseded
Approved
03/10/2004
To Be Reviewed
03/08/2006
Scope
This policy anchors City IT procurement standards. The standards developed under this policy will define what departments can and cannot buy. This policy reduces total cost and saves the City money.
Policy
All IT procurements must conform to IT standards and go through an TRC/ISC evaluation process. This means that departments can only buy things which are approved for purchase under City TRC/ISC processes. The justification for the purchase must be explained in the business case section of the TRC form.
Rationale
The City is working to reduce the total cost of ownership of City IT assets.

The components of total cost of ownership include:
  • initial capital costs
  • technical support costs
  • administrative support costs
  • end user costs (training and peer-to-peer support)

Refer to Albuquerque Code of Ordinances, 2-6-3-1 et seq ROA 1994: Information Services Committee

The City shall only pursue purchases with acceptable and appropriate business cases.

Contact: Clint Hubbard, (505) 768-2930