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.
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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: User Hardware
Apple Laptop Minimum Specifications:
  • System is compatible with all additional hardware and software standards.
  • System comes with an 802.11 a/b/g/n integrated wireless network adapter.
  • System comes with Mac OS.
  • System includes a warranty period of three (3) years parts and labor.
  • System memory must be configured with 8GB RAM.
  • System has a minimum of an Intel i5 processor running at 1.1GHz.
  • System has low battery warning.
  • Unit dimensions are no greater than 12" x 8.5" x 1" and the weight is no greater than 3 lbs with battery pack and all components listed within these specifications.
  • Notebook is equipped with 16 bit WAV and MIDI audio and includes integrated speakers.
  • Hard disk drive has a formatted storage capacity of at least 512GB; Drive must be a Solid State Drive.
  • System is equipped with an attached LED color screen.
  • System should have an integrated IRIS Graphics card.
  • System screen has a diagonal measurement of at least 13.3".
  • System is capable of operating on AC and internal battery power.
  • Installed rechargeable battery has a minimum life of 50WHr.
  • System is equipped with a Lithium Ion battery.
  • System includes AC power cord, battery charger (where applicable).
  • System has an integrated touchpad device.
  • System is equipped with at least two (2) Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type C ports.
  • System has adjustments for brightness control.
  • System has a headphone jack.
  • System must include a built-in webcam.
Desirable Specifications:
  • Manufacturer has toll free Tech Support, Internet access, and E-mail support
  • Unit has buttons for volume control and mute

Last Updated: 05/26/2020
Last Reviewed: 05/26/2020