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Opportunity Alert: City Seeks Qualified Contractors for IT Help

Anticipated needs include system development, implementation and programming; database management and optimization; systems analysis and integration; GIS data and document capture, conversion and loading; and general IT consulting.

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A key California city’s building and safety agency issued a Request for Qualification (RFQ) Thursday for technology contractors who can fulfill a wide variety of tech-related needs.

The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) is compiling a Pre-Qualified Services List of contractors who can be available when called on an as-needed basis and for limited periods of time. The areas in which the city is anticipating help include:

  • System development, implementation and programming
  • Database management and optimization
  • Systems analysis and integration
  • GIS data and document capture, conversion and loading
  • General IT consulting services

Any contracts would be awarded under “bench agreements,” which are similar to master agreements, generally providing a jurisdiction with more flexibility and efficiency in awarding contracts than fixed-scope contracts.

A mandatory Proposers Conference will be held online at 10 a.m. July 22, with registration and other details available online. More information will be emailed to registrants.

The city seeks information from interested firms or individuals in software publishing; custom programming; systems design; computer facilities management services; data processing, hosting and related services; as well as other functions related to computers, science, technology and professional services.

The city’s Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network posted the RFQ along with links to the scope of work, forms for interested vendors and other essential details related to the solicitation.

Relevant dates are the mandatory July 22 Proposers Conference; the “outreach” deadline at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 4; the bid deadline at 10 a.m. Aug. 19; and the summary deadline at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20.
Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Northern California foothills.