STANDARDS BIT has established standard practices for development, processing and services
  • Rules and regulations are essential to any well managed organization. Standards are valuable to our clients because of the cost savings, faster support and reliable technology infrastructure. They serve to establish uniform practices and common techniques used as guidelines to measure performance.

    For example, with one standard email system, a small number of administrators can maintain a system supporting all of state government. If the state had two email systems, the number of administrators and support staff would double with no corresponding benefit in functionality. The same principle applies to system designs, writing programs and setting up operations in a data processing center. All of which require certain individual skills, standard policies, procedures and equipment.

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  • Vendors who are actively pursuing IT business opportunities with the State of South Dakota must also comply with the Information Technology Security Policy. For security purposes, this content is not for public consumption, however a modified version is available for you here.
FINANCE BIT Finance Office
BIT Rates and Information
  • Development >
    Analysis, design, programming, implementation and maintenance of the state’s information systems.
  • Data Center >
    Provides enterprise computer processing services for state government agencies, higher education, constitutional offices and the Unified Judicial System (UJS)..
  • Telecommunications >
    Provides all support for hardware/software, Active Directory accounts required for access to network, telephone access, videoconferencing, and more.

Services Provided by BIT


There are many different printer options available to clients from desktop inkjet to LaserJet or all-in-one printer, scanner, and copiers. To select the right printer, please consider the following:

  • What do you print?
  • Do you need color prints?
  • What size paper do you need to print?
  • Do you print envelopes?  What quantity?
  • How much do you print?
  • How much physical space is available for the printer?
  • How many people will use the printer?
  • Will confidential documents be printed?
  • Do you want a multi-functional device?
  • Does the printer need to be mobile?

Most printers use consumables; such as ink, fusers, rollers. If any consumable needs to be replaced, it is the responsibility of the agency to purchase.  If the printer breaks and needs a repair part, and the cost of the part exceeds 40 percent of the value of the printer, the agency will be billed for the part. 

If the printer contains a hard drive, it is important for the printer to be surplused to the BIT Parts Center. The printer hard drive may contain copies of printed items and the drive needs to be “wiped” or removed before the printer becomes property of the Bureau of Administration (BOA).

Clients Served

  • Executive Branch
  • Constitutional and Elected Offices

What We Provide

  • Inventory of spare parts for most state standard printers.
  • Warranty service for state standard printers.
  • Surplus printers.
  • Troubleshooting printer issues.

Client Responsibility

  • Cost of consumables.
  •  If the printer breaks and needs a repair part, and the cost of the part exceeds 40 percent of the value of the printer, the agency will be billed for the part. 
  • If the computer is under warranty an invoice is required to show proof of warranty.

Major Investment Costs

  • Printer parts and consumables.
  • Warehouse for parts storage.

Cost-Saving Tips

  • Surplus parts and printers are provided at no charge.


  • All items are covered in the BIT User Fee which is billed monthly to agencies per user ID.
  • Billable parts are billed at cost