Purpose: Provide a framework for how Special IT Requests shall be managed from inception to completion.
Policy Statement: In an ongoing effort to improve customer satisfaction and service delivery, the Department ofbInformation Technology (DoIT) has instituted the Special IT Request Management portfolio and policy. This policy provides state and local agencies with a single interface for inquiring about and requesting services. Moreover, this policy provides a holistic view of IT needs across all organizations and aids DoIT in identifying commonalities that, if pursued, could mitigate risk, reduce redundant solutions, increase efficiencies and decrease cost statewide. Conformance with this policy promotes an organized method by which DoIT receives requests for services, delivers services, and responds to inquiries. Deviation from the Special Request Management policy could result in delays, incomplete work product, increased costs, and other unforeseen complications.
Applicable Law & Other Policy: MD State Finance and Procurement Code Ann. § 3A-301-309
Scope and Responsibilities: All executive branch units of state government, except those identified in Maryland Code, SF&P § 3A-302. Agency executives, managers and staff shall ensure compliance with this policy.
Department of Information Technology (DoIT): An executive branch unit of Maryland state government, organized according to Maryland Code, State Finance and Procurement Article, § 3A.
Major Information Technology Development Project (MITDP): DoIT is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of MITDPs. Additional information can be found on the DoIT website: https://doit.maryland.gov/epmo/Pages/MITDP/oversight.aspx
Service Catalog: The DoIT Service Catalog is comprised of services that are made managed the DoIT service delivery teams and made available to State of Maryland units of government. Additional information can be found on the DoIT website: https://doit.maryland.gov/support/Pages/sc_index.aspx
Policy: A statement of jurisdiction and methods to guide agencies in the management of IT resources and services.
Units: All executive branch units of state government, except those identified in Maryland Code, SF&P § 3A-302.
Technical Specifications:To submit a Special Request, state or local government agencies should send an email to email@example.com.
Obtaining new services from the DoIT Service Catalogue
Modifying services currently being provided by DoIT
Identifying IT solutions to address evolving business needs
Leveraging existing or initiating new MITDP projects
Connecting agencies with available master contract vehicles and other state-wide solutions
Assisting in the development of long-term IT strategy and roadmap planning
Providing technical writing services to prepare IT solicitations for review
Conducting IT solicitation reviews
To support the Special IT Request Management process, DoIT established a Special Request Steering Committee to review new requests and determine the best course of action. This Committee meets weekly and consists of the DoIT Senior Leadership team who possess the expertise necessary for vetting and triaging requests. Following committee review, the request will be assigned to the appropriate DoIT group for further evaluation. Depending on the urgency and complexity of the request, DoIT will facilitate additional conversations with the requesting agency accordingly. The Special Request Management process consists of the following phases:
Policy Review: By the DoIT IT Policy Review Board annually or as needed.
Contact Information: Chair, IT Policy Review Board, firstname.lastname@example.org 410-697-9724. The Policy #20-06
steward is the IT Portfolio Officer Team Leader.
Signed 20-05 Intake Request ProcessThe PDF version of this policy represents the authoritative policy document. This PDF version of the policy shall prevail in the event of any inconsistency between the signed policy document and the text presented on this page.
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