State and local governments – as well as educational institutions — are increasingly using technology to better serve their citizens and stakeholders and to deliver services. By focusing on procurement and government contracting at the state and local level, CompTIA members can ensure that the needs of these key constituencies are reflected and that the best possible environment for partnership and collaboration is created.
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| Aug 02, 2017
The SLED Council’s TX Procurement Committee met at CompTIA ChannelCon 2017 to discuss the end of the Texas legislative session, updates to the state’s contract management manual, and vendor performance scoring. Jette Withers, newly appointed Chief Procurement Officer for the state walked the group through plans to roll out enterprise training and make improvements to how agencies contract with the vendor community.
| Jun 08, 2017
The State of Florida’s Department of Management Services has recently proposed some changes to their standard terms and conditions for state contracts. The state’s Agency for State Technology recently survived an attempt to decentralize technology funding, estimated at more than $700m annually. The proposed changes to the state’s standard terms and conditions take the state in the wrong direction. CompTIA expressed some concerns with the proposed changes and, with $700 million on the line in technology spending annually, we are hopeful that Florida hears our concerns and takes them to heart.
| Dec 19, 2016
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick released this month his top 25 legislative priorities for the upcoming session. Several of these priorities have a specific tech component and others will likely have a significant impact on the broader tenor of debate in the upcoming legislative session Texas. These priorities include: