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.

    More information >
  • 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: User Hardware
Ruggedized Notebook

Minimum Specifications:
  • System is compatible with all additional hardware and software standards.
  • System is MIL-STD 810G certified.
  • System is MIL-STD 461F certified.
  • System is IP65 certified.
  • System has a full magnesium alloy case.
  • System is compatible with Windows 10 Enterprise
  • System has a minimum of an Intel i5-7300U processor running at 2.6GHz.
  • System must have 3MB minimum secondary write-back cache.
  • System memory must be configured with 8GB LPDDR3 SDRAM operating at 1866MHz.
  • Hard disk drive has a formatted storage capacity of at least 256GB.
  • System is equipped with an LED QHD anti-glare, capacitive gloved multi-touch capable color screen.
  • System should have an Intel HD Graphics 620 card or better.
  • System is capable of supporting an external monitor with resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024.
  • System screen has a diagonal measurement of at least 11.6".
  • System has adjustments for brightness control.
  • Notebook is equipped with 16 bit WAV and MIDI audio and includes integrated speakers.
  • System is equipped with a media card reader.
  • System has reinforce locking port covers.
  • System is equipped with at least one (1) Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 port.
  • System has Microphone Input/Headphone Output jack.
  • System comes with an integrated 10/100/1000 CAT 5 port or an adapter for CAT 5 connectivity.
  • System comes with an 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac integrated network adapter.
  • System comes with an integrated 4G LTE multi-carrier mobile broadband adapter with satellite GPS.
  • System comes with integrated Bluetooth.
  • Keyboard is an 87 key sealed backlit keyboard.
  • System has an integrated touchpad device.
  • System is capable of operating on AC and internal battery power.
  • System is equipped with a Lithium Ion battery.
  • System has low battery warning.
  • System includes AC power cord and battery charger.
  • Additional batteries must be available.
  • Unit dimensions are no greater than 12.5" x 11.5" x 2" and the weight is no greater than 6.5 lbs with battery pack and all components listed within these specifications.
  • System is FCC Class B, UL, and CSA certified.
  • System unit must have EPEAT silver level certification or better.
  • System must be Vpro compliant.
  • System must be EnergyStar compliant.
  • System includes a warranty period of three (3) years parts and labor.
  • System is equipped with an integration 1080p webcam.
Desirable Specifications:
  • Manufacturer has toll free Tech Support, Internet access, and E-mail support.
  • Unit has buttons for volume control and mute.
  • Extended and/or Accidental Damage warranty upgrades available.

Last Updated: 09/11/2019
Last Reviewed: 09/11/2019