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Developing Opportunities: UC Davis, Metropolitan Water, Transportation Entities and More

The University of California, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission are among the 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:

  • The University of California, Davis issued a request for information (RFI) on Sept. 27 seeking to hear from IT companies capable of assisting it with a market assessment for software. Specifically, UC Davis needs information to explore Student Information System (SIS) software capable of helping it with “all aspects of managing student data.” The question-and-answer period is Sept. 27-Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. The response timeline is Sept. 27-Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.
  • The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California issued an RFI Sept. 28 to obtain information on software solutions for its electric vehicle charger network, from providers in the U.S. Questions are due by 11 a.m. Thursday and responses are due by 11 a.m. Oct. 19.
  • The Metropolitan Transportation Commission issued notice Sept. 26 of an upcoming request for proposals (RFP) for an open road tolling system for Bay Area toll bridges. A precise timeline is not clear but the Bay Area Toll Authority intends to issue an RFP for the design, development, implementation, operations and maintenance of a toll collection system, as part of a program to convert seven toll bridges in the San Francisco-Oakland part of the Bay Area to open road tolling — aimed at making the driver experience easier in part by removing toll booths.
  • The Orange County Transportation Authority list of future procurements, accessible via its Contracts Administration and Materials Management (CAMMNET) platform, indicates the entity will look to spend $38 million to build a transit security operations center; and roughly $250,000 on Microsoft Surface computing products and accessories. Both initiatives are listed as commencing in October.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Industry Insider — California.