IT Investment Planning Services


Government agencies in Ohio have engaged in formalized IT investment planning for more than two decades. The IT Investment Planning Services program area administers Ohio’s IT strategic investment planning program. This program requires state agencies to establish and maintain a biennial IT investment plan.

The benefit to agencies and the citizens of Ohio is undeniable. Over time, the IT investment planning program has evolved into an integrated planning environment that:

  • Provides oversight, instruction and guidance to state agencies in the development of their biennial IT plans;

  • Supports the optimization of IT investments and IT assets through agency collaborations, leveraging technology solutions and identifying opportunities for enhanced business processes and the consolidation of technology solutions;

  • Oversees the development and evaluation of bid documents and proposals for the procurement of IT systems and services; and 

  • Provides evaluation and analysis support to agencies in the execution of IT procurements facilitated through the state of Ohio Release and Permit application.

The statewide IT strategic investment planning program area serves as a gateway for the involvement and collaboration of both business executives and IT executives in the planning process and promotes the alignment of planned biennial IT expenditures to IT budget requests.

Agency IT Planning Information Center

The Agency IT Planning Information Center provides direct access to IT planning resources and enterprise IT planning reports.