MnSCU ITS Annual Conference April 2011
Breakout Session: IT Purchasing – Sorting out the mess…
The objective today is to provide you with enough detail for you to develop your on procurement strategy that aligns itself with our compliance requirements. I also wanted to take an opportunity to inform you about MnSCU’s collaborative sourcing activities regarding IT. The objectives today are to form a procurement strategy, review the mandatory requirements for compliance, a high level overview of the procurement process, and MnSCU’s collaborative purchasing efforts.
Purpose of IT Procurement - to buy the right technology, at the right price, at the right time and on the right terms to meet requirements and support the success of the organization.
Both the IT procurement function and its stakeholders must understand that IT procurement not only complements the IT function in external spending management, but also helps to achieve better vendor management. This improves decision success and avoids the struggle for power and control.