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.


Standards List: Adaptive Technology

The Adaptive Technology list was created and updated with assistance from the technology staff from DakotaLink in Rapid City, South Dakota. These are the same products that both state employees and other South Dakotans with assistive technology needs are using. BIT tests applications to ensure proper functionality with these technologies so that the individuals who are using them have access to the necessary resources available to accomplish their job.

State employees can purchase the items off this contract without a New Product Request form. Please note that while these items no longer require an NPC form, support for these items is extremely limited and most technical assistance will need to come from the DakotaLink (vendor) staff.

These items can be found on the Procurement website under the Adaptive Hardware and Software contract. For questions on these items, please contact the BIT Standards staff.