Technology Purchase Estimated Timeline

The iTech procurement function frequently has a queue of technology purchasing requests that have been submitted and are awaiting completion of the procurement process. iTech encourages customers to send in requests as early as possible to help ensure the products or services being procured are available when needed.

Suggested Timeline for Submitting Technology Purchase Requests

 

CategoryTime Required for Procurement Process:Submission Deadline for June 30 Funds:Submission Deadline for Grant Funds:
Requests requiring an RFP (total cost over $50K).  Agreement included in this timeframe.3 - 8 monthsJanuary 13-8 months prior to close date
Requests that require an Agreement to be signed:2 - 5 monthsFebruary 12 - 5 months prior to close date
Sole Source and Two (2) quote purchases with no Agreement attached:1 - 2 monthsApril 11 - 2 months prior to close date
All other procurement requests:1 month +/-June 11 month +/- prior to close date

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