Get the best value for acquisitions by complying with New Mexico`s procurement code, providing training, contacting suppliers, working with all branches, enriching the Chief Procurement Officer Program, ensuring a fair and open procurement process, and continuing to maximize benefits to the government. Analysts say the New Mexico Department of Information Technology agencies may not have standards and advice for buying equipment, which has led agencies to unnecessarily purchase products – such as high-end vehicles and computers – at sporadic intervals, and therefore not to make potential savings, such as those that states that contract wholesale. If state technology offices do not set standards, it is often because they do not have the right to do so. But an employee of the New Mexico Finance Legislative Committee told StateScoop that the New Mexico Technology Department, led by Chief Information Officer Vincent Martinez, is legally responsible for providing such standards for the acquisition of equipment and that, even if it did not, there is no law that can prevent an office from making recommendations. Martinez did not respond to a request for notice. New Mexico is highly dependent on national price agreements for various products and services, from aircraft inspection to water treatment chemicals. For the purchase of technology, New Mexico uses an agreement backed by the National Association of Official Public Procurements called ValuePoint to buy products from Dell. While such agreements have sometimes advocated as a way for agencies to get discounts and avoid bureaucracy, the commission`s analysts say the agreements have allowed for a common ad hoc buying practice with “almost no supervision” that costs the state dearly. Please contact Cesar Alvarado to discuss the product (s) and the services you would like to purchase and to receive a quote for your order. PURCHASE ORDERS MUST NEW MEXICO GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT STATEWIDE PRICE AGREEMENTS – 90-805-18-16741 Beyond political change, New Mexico is also considering the use of Distributed Ledger technology as a means of self-erecting to update purchase information throughout the state-owned enterprise without having to manage a central repository.