Gartner Research

How Local Government CIOs Can Barter Services Safely

Published: 12 March 2018

ID: G00352103

Analyst(s): Neville Cannon


Local and regional governments routinely enter interagency, asset-sharing agreements and, occasionally, ones with other entities to reduce costs. Formalizing them simply can minimize the potential for conflict. This research prompts government CIOs to think beyond what they might get in return.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Adopt Simple Formal Agreements to Avoid Conflict When Unexpected Changes Occur
    • Changing Circumstances
    • Expecting Payments
    • Damage to Physical Assets
    • Recommendations
  • Protect Future Operations by Ensuring That an Exit Plan Is Available for Any Shared Asset and That Its Value Is Understood
    • Recommendations
  • Safeguard Your Agency From Claims of Unfair or Preferential Commercial Treatment of Vendors
    • Recommendations

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