1997 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Telecom Approval/DIT (language only)

Item 4-5.06 #2c

Item 4-5.06 #2c

Special Conditions and Restrictions on Expenditures
Goods and Services

Page 440,  after line 28, insert:
"9.  Agencies and institutions that received data communications, telecommunications and/or state data center services from the Department of Information Technology on January 1, 1997 may contract for such services with other vendors only if it has been demonstrated, and approved, in writing, by the Secretary of Finance that the total cost, both direct and indirect, of such services is economically advantageous when compared to the total cost, both direct or indirect, that are, or will as a result be, charged by the Department for the same services.  However, nothing in this paragraph shall prevent any institution of higher education, or the Community College System, from implementing plans or contracts already agreed to for the provision of data communications services."

(This amendment clarifies language related to data and telecommunications services for state agencies and institutions.)