Bids & Contracts


October 21, 2014

IBM Sells Computer Chip Manufacturing Operations

GlobalFoundries will take over IBM’s computer chip manufacturing operations, making it the exclusive provider of high-end microprocessors powering IBM’s leading-edge servers and such supercomputers as Watson.

October 16, 2014

DMV Puts Brakes on Customer Management and Appointment System

In January the Department of Motor Vehicles put out an RFP seeking a vendor to deploy, configure and maintain a new Centralized Customer Flow Management and Appointment System (CCFMAS), but all bids were deemed non-compliant.

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October 14, 2014

Sacramento County Wants Online System for Campaign Disclosures

The county is seeking a vendor to provide an electronic filing and management system where candidates’ can upload forms, statements and applications.

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October 9, 2014

L.A. Wants SaaS Onboarding System for New City Employees

The Los Angeles Personnel Department has released an RFP seeking a web-based, software-as-as-service product that will help revamp the city’s orientation process for new employees.

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October 8, 2014

DMV Wants Vendors for VDI Storage Demonstration Project

The DMV hopes to solve latency issues that have cropped up since it increased the number of virtual desktops in its production environment from 300 to 1,500 earlier this year.

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October 8, 2014

Panasonic to Invest in Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory

While the battery cells are similar to those used in laptops and game consoles, Tesla’s are specifically designed for electric vehicles and were jointly developed by Tesla and Panasonic.

October 2, 2014

Nevada, Xerox in Private Talks to Settle $75 Million Health Care Contract Out of Court

After firing Xerox for major flaws with its health insurance software, Nevada’s leaders are in confidential talks with the tech company to close out the $75 million contract and keep the dispute out of court.

October 1, 2014

Tesla Co-Founder Snags FedEx for New Hybrid Engines

Wrightspeed, Wright’s company in San Jose, builds a kind of advanced hybrid powertrain for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. And the business has just landed its biggest deal to date: an order of 25 powertrains from global delivery giant FedEx.

September 24, 2014

Lyft Acquires Hitch to Expand Carpool Service

Lyft, along with rivals Uber and Sidecar, are testing on-demand carpool options that will let passengers share rides — and costs — with other people going the same way.

September 22, 2014

California Wants Developer for Prison Electronic Health Record System

California Correctional Health Care Services recently released an RFP seeking bidders interested in providing “on demand technical services” for the state’s Electronic Health Record System (EHRS).

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September 18, 2014

Three California Cities Select New ERP Systems

The cities of Fremont, Tracy and Watsonville have selected Tyler Technologies’ enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to replace their legacy systems.

September 18, 2014

Nevada Scores Another Tech Win with Intel Supercomputer

UNLV confirmed today that it received Intel’s “Cherry Creek” supercomputer, which will be stored at Switch’s SUPERNAP Data Center.

September 18, 2014

Amazon Plans to Boost Cloud Spending

The company is in the final stages of winning tax breaks and local government approval to build a $1.1 billion data center in Dublin, Ohio.

September 17, 2014

California Seeks Maintenance Services for Huge MMIS Data Warehouse

The Department of Health Care Services’ Medicaid Management Information System/Decision Support System (MIS/DSS) stores all the eligibility enrollment information and provider data that the department uses to do enterprise analytics.

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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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    San Diego County Ready to Modernize Criminal Case Management System

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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