2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Total Cost of Ownership (language only)

Item 4-5.04 #1s

Item 4-5.04 #1s

Special Conditions and Restrictions on Expenditures
Good and Services

Page 580, after line 38, insert:
"h.  The Virginia Information Technologies Agency shall award statewide contracts for the acquisition of desktop computers based on analysis of total cost of ownership (TCO), which shall include all costs associated with hardware, support, end-user operations, and administration over the life of the product."

(This amendment directs VITA in awarding statewide contracts for desktop personal computers to consider the total cost of ownership over the life of the product. Gartner Group Research has found that only 26.0 percent of a personal computer's total cost is the direct cost of the hardware. Gartner has identified hardware, support, end-user operations and administration as cost elements to be considered in evaluating the total cost of owning desktop personal computers.)