New Law Creates New Scrutiny for IT Contractors
Two key state departments are devising the IT contractor evaluation forms with input from industry stakeholders. The evaluations will be done generally by the individual departments, and contractors will have a chance to comment on unfavorable findings.
A new law taking effect in January increases the state’s oversight of IT contracts over $500,000 by requiring officials to evaluate contractors’ performance and whether their services came in on time and on budget.
Assemblymember Rudy Salas, who wrote AB 971, pointedly cited some high-profile state IT projects as reasons for the new layer of scrutiny. Gov. Gavin...