Agency Technology Procurement Reviews

Georgia law OCGA 50-25-7.2 establishes GTA authority to approve all technology used in state government.

State standard SM-14-008 and guideline GM-14-011 provide background and instructions for obtaining an endorsement from the GTA chief technology officer (CTO) and Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (EPMO) for technology procurements. An endorsement is the result of state stakeholders collaborating to improve the technical components of the procurement.

Process overview and participants

Agency procurement review process
  • 1. Procurement documents prepared

    Procurement documents are prepared by the agency's procurement team.

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  • 2. Documents submitted

    Once complete, the agency procurement team submits all procurement documents to the chief technology officer at [email protected]. This begins a 10 business day cycle in which the GTA technology procurement team evaluates the submitted package.

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  • 3. Documents reviewed against checklist

    Using a detailed request for proposal (RFP) checklist, the procurement review team compares the submitted procurement documents against a list of known risk areas that can cause procurement to fail.

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  • 4. Recommendations documented

    After the evaluation against the RFP checklist, the GTA procurement team prepares an RFP review letter that contains observations and recommendations to enrich the procurement before it is published.

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  • 5. RFP review letter completed and sent to agency

    The recommendation letter is signed off by the state's chief technology officer and sent to all key stakeholders, including the Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) as well as the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS).

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  • 6. Agency updates RFP

    Upon receipt of the recommendation letter, the agency procurement team will determine how to incorporate the feedback to improve the procurement.

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For inquiries, contact [email protected]