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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    Analysis, design, programming, implementation and maintenance of the state’s information systems.
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    Provides enterprise computer processing services for state government agencies, higher education, constitutional offices and the Unified Judicial System (UJS)..
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    Provides all support for hardware/software, Active Directory accounts required for access to network, telephone access, videoconferencing, and more.


Standards List: User Hardware
Low-End Workstation

The computer system shall consist of the system unit, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and associated internal boards necessary to provide the configuration specified below.

Minimum Specifications:
  • System is compatible with all additional hardware and software standards.
  • System has a minimum of an Intel i5-10600T non-Optane 6-core processor.
  • System unit motherboard must be configured with 8GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM memory and be expandable to 32GB.
  • System unit must be compatible with Windows 10 Enterprise.
  • System must include a solid state (SSD) hard drive with a capacity of at least 512GB.
  • System must come with a mini desktop chassis with the ability to add a second hard drive.
  • System unit must be a tool free chassis allowing for tool free entry and tool free maintenance.
  • System must have 1 external USB-C port.
  • System video card must have 2 DisplayPort outputs and 1 HDMI output.
  • System must be equipped with a Windows-enabled 104 key USB keyboard as a minimum.
  • System must be equipped with an ambidextrous USB optical wheel mouse.
  • System must include six (6) USB external ports with at least two (2) in front of the case - one (1) of which must be a charging port.
  • System unit must come complete with all interface cables necessary to connect all system devices for operation.
  • System BIOS settings must be accessible without opening the case of the system.
  • System must be equipped with internal date/time clock with battery backup.
  • System is ethernet compatible using a 10/100/1000 adapter that can auto-sense and configure the speed of the hub/switch.
  • System is wireless ethernet compatible for future network expansion.
  • System unit must come with a sound card and internal integrated speaker.
  • System unit must have EPEAT gold level certification or better.
  • System unit must have a minimum warranty period of five (5) years parts and labor and five (5) year on-site.
Desirable Specifications:
  • Manufacturer has toll free Tech Support, Internet access, and E-mail support.

Last Updated: 07/15/2020
Last Reviewed: 07/15/2020