IT Consulting

CDT provides information technology (IT) consulting services to assist Customers with developing IT hosting solutions to meet their program and business needs. As customers are implementing increasingly complex IT systems, timely consultation with CDT can help ensure project hosting success. In cases where system designs are composed of technologies beyond those currently available as CDT offerings, engagement of the consulting services becomes more imperative.

For example, consulting services may be useful early in a project’s lifecycle – during inception or assessment or later during alternative or procurement analysis. As a project moves into the procurement lifecycle and the bidding or negotiating phase, effectiveness of consultation may provide helpful hosting insights. When the project is ready to host a system, consultation becomes centered on installation, configuration and testing of technology, and infrastructure items that may have been inadvertently omitted required hosting requirements. Finally, IT consultation may be necessary during construction and operations to assist with application trouble shooting, tuning or performance monitoring.

Standby Consulting

Customers occasionally require additional support outside of normal business hours to accommodate installations, upgrades or during critical processing times. To satisify that need, CDT has established a Standby Consulting service to assist our customers. The target response time during the requested period for Standby Support is 30 minutes from the time the Customer contacts the CDT Service Desk for support.


Customer requests for standby support must be submitted via a case/request a minimum of 10 days prior to the first requested standby date and must include the date(s), hour(s), and technical areas that need to be available for standby support. Cases/requests that do not follow this guideline may not receive the standard level of service, however CDT will make every reasonable effort to fulfill the customer’s request.


Standby support is charged at the appropriate hourly consulting rate based on the classification of the identified standby support staff, as detailed in the CDT Service Catalog. The customer is billed for 1 hour of consulting services for every 4 hours for each CDT employee on standby. If standby staff are called in to work, the Customer will be charged 4 hours of consulting services or actual number of hours worked, whichever is greater, for each CDT employee who reports for duty.


If a case/request for standby support services is cancelled by the customer less than three business days prior to the first requested standby date, a charge of two hours consulting services for each CDT employee that had been scheduled for standby may be imposed.

Subscriptions to this service are available.

Service DescriptionService IdentifierProduct NameUnit of MeasurementRateService CodeNotes
Consulting for Level 1 (IT Manager II)n/aConsultingPer Hour$130G2xx - Consulting
Consulting for Level 2 (IT Manager I, IT Supervisor II, IT Specialist II, IT Specialist I)n/aConsultingPer Hour$112G3xx - Consulting
Consulting for Level 3 (IT Supervisor I)n/aConsultingPer Hour$95G4xx - Consulting
Consulting for Level 4 (IT Technician, IT Associate)n/aConsultingPer Hour$82G5xx - Consulting
Travel and Materialsn/aInformation Security Audit ProgramVariablePass-throughG648
Telecommunications Procurement Consultingn/aConsultingPer Hour$126G7xx - Consulting

  1. To request Standby Support:        Request Standby Support
  2. To request all other IT Consulting services:    Request IT Consulting
  3. CDT will review and process the case/request.

Please contact your CDT Account Lead for questions about CDT’s consulting services.