Chapter 3.5. Acquisition Of Telecommunications Goods And Services of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 3.5.
The Legislature finds and declares that, with the advent of
deregulation in the telecommunications industry, substantial cost
savings can be realized by the state through the specialized
evaluation and acquisition of alternative telecommunications systems.
Any contract for the acquisition of telecommunications services and
any contract for the acquisition of telecommunications goods, whether
by lease or purchase, shall be made by, or under the supervision of,
the Department of Technology. Any acquisition shall be accomplished
in accordance with Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 12100),
relating to the acquisition of information technology goods and
services, except to the extent any directive or provision is uniquely
applicable to information technology acquisitions. The Department of
Technology shall have responsibility for the establishment of policy
and procedures for telecommunications. The Trustees of the
California State University and the Board of Governors of the
California Community Colleges shall assume the functions of the
agency with regard to acquisition of telecommunications goods and
services by the California State University and the California
Community Colleges, respectively. The trustees and the board shall
each grant to the agency an opportunity to bid whenever the
university or the college system solicits bids for telecommunications
goods and services.