IT procurement planning may drive different expected results such as:
- Reduction in the number of overall contract awards
- Understanding and managing total cost of ownership
- More purchasing options—lease vs. buy
- Data-driven decision making
- Improved risk mitigation prior to award
- More identification of opportunities where suppliers can add value
- Increased understanding of the IT industry—procurement staff become more knowledgeable about supply chains and costs.
- Performance driven contracts—data driven supplier performance (i.e., automated and electronic tracking systems).
- Improved relationships with suppliers—more communication, face-to-face meetings (quarterly review sessions).