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September 16, 2014

New Due Dates for Centralized Revenue Opportunity System Bids

The state is seeking an integrator for the The Centralized Revenue Opportunity System (CROS), which will replace the Board of Equalization’s (BOE) patchwork of legacy systems built in the 1990s to collect and monitor sales-and-use taxes, some property taxes, special taxes and more.

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September 16, 2014

Why Web Giants Like Microsoft Are Betting Big on the Gaming Industry

With games come built-in communities of players that are as big as any other in the entertainment industry – the exact audience pools that the Microsofts, Amazons and Facebooks of the world are eager to reach.

September 11, 2014

Bid Coming Soon for State Email System Contract

The state currently supports approximately 158,000 mailboxes within the on-premise CA.mail system and the cloud-based California Email Service (CES).

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September 11, 2014

Workgroup Develops Model Purchasing Language for Hosted Services

Standardized contract terms could help break government’s gridlock in moving to cloud solutions, public-private participants say.

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September 5, 2014

Is Mysterious Cube-Shaped Building Tied to iPhone 6 Reveal?

The mysterious and massive white building has taken shape over the past few weeks at Cupertino’s De Anza College, revealing ties to a major Apple Inc. announcement on Sept. 9.

September 5, 2014

Uber Expanding With Mission Bay Offices in S.F.

Alexandria CEO Joel Marcus said that Uber’s new space will include two 10-story buildings with a “high-tech, urban campus feel.”

September 4, 2014

VIP Continues Work on California Business Connect Project

Folsom, Calif.-based Visionary Integration Professionals is helping the Secretary of State’s Office with an enterprise project that will automate paper-based processes and improve online services.

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September 4, 2014

Tesla Expected to Bypass California for Nevada ‘Gigafactory’

It’s a particularly harsh blow for California, Tesla’s home state, as state officials scrambled for new tax break approval and ideas to speed up the state’s notoriously slow environmental review process.

August 28, 2014

Consortium Pushes for Faster Internet Access on Pacific Coast

The Broadband Consortium Pacific Coast formed in early July to change that by finding ways to motivate broadband providers to lay more fiber optics across Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

August 27, 2014

Superintendent: L.A. Schools Tablet Contract Will Be Rebid

Amid mounting criticism over the transparency of a $1 billion program to provide all L.A. Unified School District students with an iPad, Superintendent John Deasy issued a statement Tuesday saying the contract originally awarded to Apple will be rebid.

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August 26, 2014

City of Irvine Awards Contract for Website Redesign

Net Tango said it will focus on making the site user friendly and implement a responsive design that adapts to the user’s device and viewing screen.

August 26, 2014

L.A. Schools Cancel iPad Program

This collaboration between top Los Angeles Unified School District officials and those from tech giant Apple Inc. and Pearson, detailed in public records, underscores findings from an internal school district report, which warned that officials’ actions could have created an impression of unfairness in the bidding.

August 26, 2014

Two Firms Drop Out of Bidding for Valley’s High-Speed Rail Work

The withdrawal of the two contracting teams potentially reduces the competitive pressure on the remaining firms bidding for the 65-mile job from Fresno to the Tulare-Kern county line. The state estimates the project’s value at between $1.5 billion and $2 billion.

August 25, 2014

FCC Gears Up Review of Comcast Takeover of Time Warner Cable

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday asked Comcast to provide detailed business information about its cable TV systems, its Internet service and arrangements that Comcast has with outside companies that deliver Internet traffic to Comcast’s already vast network.

August 19, 2014

Competition Heats Up For Tesla’s Gigafactory

California, originally not on the list of states being considered, has been viewed as an underdog due to its high taxes and stringent environmental laws.

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August 14, 2014

San Diego County Ready to Modernize Criminal Case Management System

The Criminal Case Management System, called “JURIS,” is currently housed in an IBM mainframe in a Hewlett-Packard Tier 4 data center located in Plano, Texas.

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    Is a Procurement Performance Database in California’s Future?

August 12, 2014

Is a Procurement Performance Database in California’s Future?

Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) floated the idea during a recent oversight hearing on California’s IT procurement, and a vendor task force is considering similar measures.

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    San Francisco Gearing Up to Replace Public Safety Radio System

August 4, 2014

San Francisco Gearing Up to Replace Public Safety Radio System

The current system — a mixed-mode, simulcast 800 MHz system — was first installed in 2000 and upgraded in 2009.

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August 1, 2014

Los Angeles Wants Improved ‘Animal Management’ System

In 2013-14, the city’s Department of Animal Services said it took in nearly 57,000 cats, dogs, rabbits and other animals.

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July 31, 2014

California Still in the Running for $5 Billion Tesla Battery Plant

Under the terms of the new partnership, jointly announced in Palo Alto, Calif., and Osaka, Japan, Tesla will supply the factory and Panasonic will build the cells at the new facility.

July 31, 2014

Rancho Cucamonga Mapping Out Its Future With Redlands-Based Esri

The Executive Dashboard is an internal application that allows city manager John Gillison to keep track of what is happening in key city departments, all from his iPad.

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    Hearing Looks at Successes, Failures of California IT Procurement

July 30, 2014

Hearing Looks at Successes, Failures of California IT Procurement

State officials and the private sector agree: California has come a long way, but there’s a long way to go. In the little over a year since CalTech took over, the average procurement has taken 8.7 months. The tech sector has a prescription for making the process even faster, better and more efficient.

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July 29, 2014

S.F. Law Blocks Tech Boom Expansion

For the first time in nearly 15 years, San Francisco’s most powerful commercial developers are gearing up to face off in a competition to win the approvals needed to construct the city’s next generation of office buildings.

July 29, 2014

Anaheim Extends IT Outsourcing Contract with HP

Under the five-year extension,which includes a pair of two-year options, HP will continue managing Anaheim’s IT infrastructure, which it has done since 2003.

July 28, 2014

Agilent in Santa Rosa Poised for Reinvention

It all amounts to the latest chapter in the story of Sonoma County’s fifth-largest employer, which began here four decades ago as part of technology giant Hewlett-Packard.

July 28, 2014

Speedy Gigabit Internet May Arrive in L.A.

Though analysts see more posturing than certainty in the announcements, it’s clear that online video watchers, technology start-ups and financial companies might see a dramatic upgrade in Internet speeds by the end of the decade.

July 22, 2014

Time Warner Cable Promises One-Gigabit Internet for L.A. in 2016

In April, Los Angeles released a document seeking information on how to create a citywide broadband offering that can compete with what’s available in those areas. Time Warner’s promise to up its service comes in response to that request.

July 9, 2014

Bay Area Governments Team Up on Big Electric Car Purchase

Ninety vehicles are being purchased by a collective of 10 Bay Area government agencies in what is being billed as the single largest government purchase of the electric vehicles in the nation.

July 7, 2014

Inglewood, Calif., Awards $25 Million Parking Enforcement and Technology Contract to Serco Inc.

The Reston, Va.-based company said the contract is for 10 years with the potential for two five-year options.

May 29, 2014

State Invites 10 Firms to Shift Cover Oregon to the Federal Health Insurance Exchange

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Oregon has invited 10 firms to bid for the approximately $35-million job of transferring Cover Oregon to the federal health insurance exchange, and given them two weeks to reply.
The “special …

May 16, 2014

Bid Update 5/16/14

Selected bids recently published: Records Retention Consulting California State Bar Bid # RECRET053014 Deadline: May 30, 2014 The State Bar of California seeks the development of a Records Retention program to protect its information assets…

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May 6, 2014

Bid Update – 5/6/14

Selected bids recently published:

POST Testing System
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Bid#:   POST RFI 14111125
Published:  May 1, 2014
Deadline: May 15, 2o14

The Department of Technology, Statewide Technology Procurement Division (STPD), in conjunction with the Commission …

April 29, 2014

Bid Update 4/29/14

Selected bids recently posted:

E-Business Suite Self-Service Invoicing
Bid #: 6768

San Diego State University

San Diego State University (SDSU) is seeking an implementation consulting partner to assist in a small project to implement Self-Service invoice capability in the payables module …

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March 6, 2014

DGS Posts Draft Terms and Conditions for Cloud Services, OTech to Hold Session on CalCloud

Companies seeking cloud information technology contracts with the state of California must adhere to strict rules governing data security, data breaches, disaster recovery and system reliability, according to draft rules posted Thursday.

The proposed terms …

March 3, 2014

IBM Awarded $37 Million CalCloud Contract

After a year-long, competitive procurement, IBM has officially won the $37 million CalCloud contract, according to state purchasing records.

Earlier this year, the Department of Technology confirmed that it signed a letter of intent on a contract …

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February 5, 2014

DGS Awards New IT Consulting Services Master Service Agreement

The Department of General Services today announced the award if a new IT Consulting Services Master Agreement (MSA).  The new MSA is effective March 4, 2014.

Here’s the announcement:  http://www.documents.dgs.ca.gov/pd/delegations/pac020514_K-06-14.pdf

See the complete awardee list here: …

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