To ensure that each contract receives the levels of approval required in state rules and in their policies and procedures, the departments should obtain approval by their agency secretary and directors on contracts over specified dollar thresholds.
Public Health revised its IT Manual and provided us with training material demonstrating its efforts to make procurement staff aware of the IT approval policies. Effective November 3, 2009, Public Health issued a policy that requires each staff member who participates in the procurement process to file a conflict-of-interest and confidentiality statement it created. To its procurement checklists, Public Health added a reminder that each member of the evaluation team must complete conflict-of-interest and confidentiality statements. (2011-406, p. 91).
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.