IT Investment Intake

The ITPA has been replaced by the IT Investment Intake Form, effective Oct. 26, 2023.

The IT Investment Intake Tool is used to assist Washington state agencies and WaTech in assessing the cost, complexity, and statewide significance of an anticipated information technology project (RCW 43.105.245).

Agencies are required to submit through this tool every IT investment/project with a combined level of effort total cost of more than $500,000 - OR - a duration longer than four months. Submitted project data is retained and will be used for analysis and refinement of oversight policies, practices and the tool itself.

Based on these answers, projects are designated as either under project oversight or not under project oversight. WaTech's determination, request for meeting or additional information is made within five business days of submission.

If an investment is deemed to fall under oversight, additional information will be requested in order to determine the tier of the investment. WaTech will notify qualifying projects about how to complete the tiering assessment process once that determination is made.

Note that it is the responsibility of the agency to follow all state policies for IT projects, any procurement policies internal to your agency or from the Department of Enterprise Services, and any other internal agency policies relevant to projects or investments.

Submitting to WaTech

When you are ready to submit an investment to WaTech, use the IT Investment Intake Tool - Submission form.

Please answer to the best of your ability with the most accurate information available at the time of submission. Comments are not required but are encouraged for clarification purposes.

Once submitted, WaTech and the agency will receive a copy of the submission and a separate response that expresses the oversight disposition as well as any required follow-up. For projects determined to fall under oversight, an additional form will be required to determine the tier of the investment to help WaTech understand how to provide the most meaningful support.