Network Services Contract & Procurement Specialist (INFO TECH/COMM SYSTEMS SPEC II)

at Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

35% Under general direction, serves as a Network Services Contract & Procurement Specialist for the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT):


  • Obtains data quotes and orders Wide Area Network (WAN) backbone, broadband, and egress circuits.
  • Coordinates contracts and orders for WAN backbone, broadband, and egress circuits.
  • Maintains circuit and circuit costs documentation.
  • Assists Regional Technology Center (RTC) staff and with ordering circuits.
  • Serves on call to assist Network Services and RTC staff with circuit provisioning information.
  • Plans, designs, recommends, and coordinates the installation of, or alteration to, wireless, voice, data, IT desktop or IT WAN communications equipment and services located within the customer premises.


30% Completes and submits provisioning requests and procurement business cases for Network Services procurements:


  • Collaborates with the Illinois Century Network (ICN) Business Unit or end user, to prepares Requests For Proposal (RFP), Invitations For Bid (IFB), and Requests For Information (RFI).
  • Assists with evaluation of RFP, IFB, and RFI responses.
  • Assists with RFP, IFB, and RFI contract negotiations in conjunction with vendor and appropriate legal counsel.
  • Monitors all Network Services existing contracts to determine expiration dates.
  • Collaborates with vendors to reduce existing costs.
  • Confers with Network Services staff and RTC staff in the performance of duties.


15% Serves as an agency liaison:


  • Confers with WAN telecommunication vendors for Backbone, Egress, and broadband services.
  • Assists in reviewing new and emerging methods of shared connections to ensure that current and future Network Services needs can be met with current contracts.
  • Collaborates with vendors to ensure Illinois Century Network’s contractual needs at Point of Presence (POP) sites, In-Line Amplification (ILA) sites, etc., are met.


10% Monitors database records to verify accurate and complete information of all contracts, vendor contacts, and other data:


  • Maintains contract information and documentation for all ICN contracts, including Point of Presence (POP) sites, In-Line Amplification (ILA) sites, etc.


5% Keeps abreast of new developments in the Information Technology field:


  • Continues education by attending meetings, training sessions, seminars, and conferences to increase familiarity with and remain current on products, vendors, techniques, and procedures.
  • Attends demonstrations and exhibitions related to assigned operations


5% Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

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Job Posting: 11909433

Posted On: May 17, 2024

Updated On: May 31, 2024

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