TITLE I
THE STATE AND ITS GOVERNMENT

CHAPTER 21-R
DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Open Standards

Section 21-R:11

    21-R:11 Use of Technology Solutions by State Agencies. –
I. For all technology acquisitions, each state agency, in consultation with the department of information technology, shall:
(a) Consider the most cost effective technology solution for the agency, based on consideration of all associated acquisition, support, maintenance, and training costs;
(b) Except as provided in subparagraphs (d) and (e), acquire technology solutions primarily on a value-for-money basis, based on consideration of the cost factors as described in subparagraph (a);
(c) Provide a brief analysis of the purchase decision, including consideration of the cost factors in subparagraph (a), to the chief information officer;
(d) Avoid the acquisition of products that do not comply with open standards for interoperability or data storage; and
(e) Avoid the acquisition of products that are known to make unauthorized transfers of information to, or permit unauthorized control of or modification of a state agency's computer.
II. All state procurement documents related to technology acquisitions shall include language that requires adherence to this section.

Source. 2012, 5:2, eff. May 11, 2012. 2012, 265:8, eff. June 18, 2012. 2013, 118:8, eff. June 25, 2013. 2018, 81:4, eff. May 25, 2018.