Since the consolidation and creation of the Office of Technology Services (OTS), the contract and purchasing groups have been actively engaged in shifting the contracting and purchasing needs of in scope agencies to OTS.
The contract group is developing a number of new contracts, including a consolidated staff augmentation contract and a consolidated hardware maintenance contract. The contract group is also developing contracts on behalf of fifteen in-scope agencies. Since July first of this year, twenty IT contracts formerly owned by the in scope agencies were transferred to OTS to monitor and manage.
The purchasing group has processed over 1,000 purchase orders totaling $61,000,000 and over 800 PCard orders totaling $900,000. Requests from the fifteen agencies come in daily. OTS staff continue to identify efficiencies through consolidation, reducing duplication, and other statewide cost-effective measures.