Acquisition of advanced digital communications network
(1) As used in this section:
(a) “Advanced digital communications” means equipment, facilities and capability to distribute digital communications signals for transmitting voice, data, image and video over distance.
(b) “Telecommunications provider” means any person that is capable of providing advanced digital communications including, but not limited to, a telecommunications utility as defined in ORS 759.005 (Definitions), a competitive telecommunications provider as defined in ORS 759.005 (Definitions), a cable television provider or an interstate telecommunications provider.
(2) Notwithstanding ORS chapters 279A, 279B and 279C, the State Chief Information Officer may provide advanced digital communications services directly, may enter into an interagency or intergovernmental agreement under ORS chapter 190 to have another state agency or governmental agency provide advanced digital communications services or may acquire advanced digital communications services by entering into contracts with telecommunications providers or a consortium of telecommunications providers in a manner that is consistent with the State Chief Information Officer’s rules, policies and standards.
(3) After a telecommunications provider or a consortium of telecommunications providers has installed an advanced digital communications network, the State Chief Information Officer shall provide all telecommunications services and operations for the state and state agencies directly, or shall enter into interagency or intergovernmental agreements under ORS chapter 190 to have another state agency or another governmental agency provide the telecommunications services and operations in a manner that is consistent with the State Chief Information Officer’s rules, policies and standards. The State Chief Information Officer may not approve the procurement of any telecommunications system or equipment that is incompatible with the network or that is inconsistent with the State Chief Information Officer’s rules, policies and standards. [Formerly 283.510]
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