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The bureau is hereby authorized and empowered to exercise such duties and powers necessary to effectuate the purposes of Sections 25-53-101 through 25-53-125 including the following:
(a) Form an advisory council made up of persons with expertise, and experience in the field of telecommunications for the purpose of setting goals, establishing long-range plans and policies and to oversee and assist in the procurement activities regarding telecommunications equipment and services;
(b) Provide more effective management of state telecommunications resources and implement long-range plans and procurement;
(c) Manage, plan and coordinate all telecommunications systems under the jurisdiction of the state. This centralized management function would be provided throughout the following activities:
(i) Administration of existing systems including coordination of activities, vendors, service orders and billing/record-keeping functions;
(ii) Planning of new systems or services;
(iii) Design of replacement systems;
(iv) Project management during specification writing, bid letting, proposal evaluation and contract negotiations;
(v) Implementation supervision of new systems and ongoing support;
(vi) Implementation of long-term state plans; and
(vii) Management of intra-LATA and inter-LATA networks.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 25. Public Officers and Employees; Public Records § 25-53-109. Bureau's duties and powers - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-25-public-officers-and-employees-public-records/ms-code-sect-25-53-109/
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