City of Columbia Information Technologies Department

Our Vision

Our vision is to enable the City to achieve its strategic goals and objectives, match technology to changing business needs, and promote a technology enabled community in which customers are connected and informed.

Our Mission

The Information Technologies Department is dedicated to providing customers with superior information technology services and solutions so they can fulfill their commitment to making Columbia the best place to live, work, learn and play. Review our 2012 – 2015 Strategic Plan.


The IT Department does not take direct sales calls. Vendors should  register to receive City of Columbia bid notifications.

Giving Back to the Community

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cITySOFT: A software sharing project

The cITySOFT project was created to encourage government entities to work together to solve common problems and share the software created to solve those problems.

cITySOFT project summary and description

Software currently available for sharing 

VAC_logo1-250x93 Homes For Computers: The IT Department donates surplus computers to  Homes for Computers. In the past 11 years, the Homes for Computers program has handed out 380 computers to families in need.
encirclelogo EnCircle Technologies: The IT Department supports EnCircle Technologies, a local non-profit agency providing IT training to adults with autism. The department donates used computers and provides training to students on the proper techniques for cleaning computers, replacing hardware and installing software.


In 2015, the City of Columbia ranked #7 on the list of Digital Cities with populations between 75,000 and 124,999. The annual survey recognizes leading examples of cities using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies.

In 2014 the City of Columbia was named the eCity of Missouri by Google. Google partnered with research firm Ipsos to identify the strongest online communities in each ecity award award logostate – cities who are embracing the power of the internet to find new customers, connect with existing clients, and fuel their local economies.