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Developing Opportunities: State Correctional Health Care, Riverside County and More

The California Department of Social Services, California Correctional Health Care Services and Riverside County are among the state and local entities in the early stages of technology projects.

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Before government technology procurements reach solicitation or proposal stage, public-sector organizations have likely spent many months doing their homework in earlier stage explorations like those detailed below.

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

  • California Correctional Health Care Services, a department partially under the umbrella of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, has issued a request for information (RFI) seeking responses from vendors for an Electronic Health and Dental Records System, a software solution that is now available in the marketplace. Responses are due by 4 p.m. Nov. 11.
  • The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has issued an RFI — and subsequently extended the due date for responses — seeking potential solutions for its California Supporting Providers and Reaching Kids (CalSPARK) Core project, an operations-focused tool set and data intake pipeline to support the workforce in managing their caseload and connecting with local administrators and others. The RFI can be found by searching CDSS procurements on the California State Government Marketplace. CDSS wants to hear from software companies or developers with experience in architecting, developing and managing online transactional processing capabilities, master data management systems and/or accounts payable systems. Prospective solutions could replace four existing systems. The response deadline has been extended from Sept. 21 to Oct. 25.
  • Riverside County’s Purchasing Department, acting on behalf of its Housing and Workforce Solutions Department through its Workforce Development Division (HWS/WDD), has issued an RFI for a website redesign. Specifically, the county wants to hear from vendors on a website redesign and rebranding, but also on doing an organizational communication and marketing need assessment, and on general communication and marketing service assistance. The RFI aims to collect information and identify a vendor to deliver a communication and marketing strategy, including the assessment, redesigning a website, refreshing a logo, and providing marketing materials for the division. HWS/WDD also seeks a vendor to potentially provide marketing services to make it easier for the department to connect with job seekers, the young and employers. Responses are due by Nov. 10.
  • San Mateo County has issued a request for letters of interest to learn what entities or individuals might be interested in responding to a request for proposals around implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance for the county. The software offers elements of customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning, along with the capability of global, data-driven, predictive financial operations in real time. Responses are due by Dec. 31.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Industry Insider — California.