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Developing Opportunities: Current, Potential Public-Sector IT Projects Around California

This ongoing series examines new state and local government technology work that is contemplated, likely or in early stages.

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Numerous agencies and public-sector entities around California are engaged in active IT procurements at any given time — but many others are in earlier stages on projects centered on technology and innovation that may later lead to requests for proposals and invitations to bid.

Industry Insider — California regularly spotlights such endeavors in its Opportunities section. Here’s a look at several public-sector governmental entities with technology- or innovation-related initiatives:

  • The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) plans an IT-related upgrade to one of its most historic stations. In L.A. Metro’s fiscal year 2024 proposed budget, on Page 75, Metro has allocated $1.1 million for the Los Angeles Union Station access control system upgrade.
  • The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) details initiatives including data center co-location hardware and software, replacement computers and video storage servers, in its Approved Capital Justifications for FY 2023-24. Line item listings show $1.1 million, $886,203, and $350,000 and $58,333 dedicated to the three initiatives, respectively.
  • In a request for information released July 17, the University of California, Berkeley wants to hear from suppliers and implementation partners for digital adoption platforms as it looks to add in-app “tooltips and guides to common financial and productivity solutions” it has already in place. Responses are due by Aug. 14.
  • The Inland Empire Utilities Agency is budgeting for a major new system. In its budget for FY 2023-24 and 2024-25, the agency indicates $6.8 million in FY 2023-24, $7.4 million in FY 2024-25 and $4.5 million in FY 2025-26 to FY 2027-28 for a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) enterprise system. The agency’s board of directors approved this budget June 21, a representative told Industry Insider, but a final budget is not yet available as aspects are still being finalized.
  • The IT department for the city of Roseville, where council members approved the proposed FY 2023-24 budget on June 21, has a number of goals in that new budget of potential interest to vendors including two related to cybersecurity and engagement. IT projects mentioned include implementing a council agenda automation software system; identifying a unified document management system; and acquiring a Learning Resource Management system.
  • The city of El Cajon posted a request for information July 17 for technological solutions for city beautification, in the categories of consulting services; data processing, computer, programming and software services; and smart technology consulting. Responses are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 5.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Industry Insider — California.