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  • 1.  Technology Procurement

    Posted 09-17-2018 12:44
    Hi!
    I am doing some research for an upcoming resource on procuring inclusive technology. Would you please briefly answer the following two questions below:

    1) At what point during the year is it most important for district leaders to receive information related to procurement? If there is a specific month, please indicate.

    2)  What is the most important thing for district leaders to know in engaging in this tech visioning, design, procurement, use, and sustainability process?

    Thank you for your help!

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    Marci Giang
    Director of Professional Advancement
    Consortium for School Networking
    (202) 470-2779
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  • 2.  RE: Technology Procurement

    Posted 09-18-2018 11:36
    1) At what point during the year is it most important for district leaders to receive information related to procurement? If there is a specific month, please indicate.

    I do most of planning for the next school year beginning in October, and I do my best to complete that process no later than March (January if possible).


    2)  What is the most important thing for district leaders to know in engaging in this tech visioning, design, procurement, use, and sustainability process?

    Put a lot of time and effort into planning. It's really not possible to over plan. When possible, get written responses from vendors (we have a survey for software for example) and schedule meetings with all stakeholders including district leadership who are sponsoring the initiative, vendor representatives, IT personnel, Purchasing personnel. Document what the end user experience will be up front so that the Service Desk will be able to respond to requests for assistance.


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    Tom Ingram
    Director, Information Technology
    Escambia County School District
    Pensacola FL
    (850) 469-5326
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  • 3.  RE: Technology Procurement

    Posted 09-18-2018 16:02
    Thanks, Tom!

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    Marci Giang
    Director of Professional Advancement
    Consortium for School Networking
    (202) 470-2779
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