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Information Technology Procurement in Tennessee

IT Procurement

July 2013

Authors: Tara Bergfeld and Doug Wright

Legislative Brief

This legislative brief describes some of the risks and pitfalls involved in contracting for and implementing large computer systems; describes alternative procurement models such as modular contracting, partitioned procurement, and multi-stage procurement to minimize the risks often found with large-scale IT projects; and reviews Tennessee’s processes for development, procurement, and implementation of IT projects.