Oklahoma Information Services Act
House Bill 1170, also known as the "Oklahoma Information Services Act," resulted in a few changes related to procurement. The changes, as summarized below, went into effect Aug. 26, 2009.
All purchases of information technology (IT) and telecommunication equipment, software and services in excess of $10,000 must be approved by the State Chief Information Officer (CIO) prior to purchasing. The previous thresholds were those in excess of $25,000 for IT and $0 for telecommunication. The process for this approval remains the same. Agencies are to complete OMES Form 115 for submission to the procurement group within the OMES Information Services Division.
In addition, no agency of the executive branch of Oklahoma state government shall create new full-time equivalent administrative-level information technology positions or replace or fill any existing or vacant full-time equivalent administrative-level IT position without the approval of State CIO Alex Pettit. To request an exception or ask questions, please contact the OMES Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 521-2444.