11.2 IT procurement planning principles

Here are several key IT procurement planning principles:

  • Sourcing should be consistent with market capabilities and available spend rather than driving solutions toward prescriptive requirements.
  • Strive for quick and easy IT solutions.
  • IT solutions should be forward facing and positioned for future supportability.
  • Procurement planning can prepare agencies for negotiating mutually collaborative agreements with IT suppliers. These agreements should reflect the best agreements in the marketplace.