IT Acquisition Policy
Policy Owner: Manager, IT Business Management
Note: An owner must be a PCES-level manager or higher.
This policy provides formally documented management expectations and intentions.
The centralization and control of information technology (IT) acquisition activities ensures that the Postal Service will negotiate the most beneficial agreements possible by consolidating requirements. It also ensures that compatible, effective, and required hardware and software solutions will operate effectively in the Postal Service infrastructure.
This policy applies to all Postal Service functional organizations, employees, suppliers, business partners, and contracted vendors seeking to acquire information technology solutions or products targeted for the corporate technology infrastructure.
All information technology acquisition activities, including hardware, software, telecom, and professional services (IT PM), must be managed through Technology Support, IT Business Management. Technology Support will coordinate all IT acquisition needs with Supply Management.
Any exception to this policy must be documented and have the VP of Information Technology’s/ITO’s written approval.
4. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
5. REVISION HISTORY
Section(s) Revised: N/A
Revision Description: Baseline
Section(s) Revised: All
Revision Description: Updated the look and feel to be consistent with the other policies, processes, and standards.
Revision Date: 08/25/2010