Tag: california

Getting from A to B

I have always been passionate about automobiles and traveling so it seems fortuitous that a lot of our recent consulting projects in 2015 and 2016 have been on these very topics. On the strategic and business planning front we recently facilitated executives at the California…

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What are Mid-Level Requirements – and Why Do We Need Them?

As we help our clients adapt to the State’s new Project Approval Lifecycle, we find we’re being asked to define “mid-level requirements” to support the alternatives analysis that happens early in the procurement process. For those who aren’t familiar with the Project Approval Lifecycle –…

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IT Procurement 101: The Myth of the 50/50 Procurement Evaluation

A growing trend in public sector information technology (IT) procurement is the 50/50 evaluation: assigning 50% of available points to cost and 50% to the solution. The logic is that weighing cost at 50% forces bidders to reduce their costs and assures the buyer the…

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CalTech Announces New Project Approval Lifecycle

Last week, the California Department of Technology (CalTech) celebrated the release of the new IT Project Approval Lifecycle (PAL). A result of the State Technology Approval Reform (STAR) initiative, the PAL replaces the current feasibility study report (FSR) and procurement processes with a new iterative…

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Helping Transform Health Care in California

Health care is undergoing a sea change, and it’s hard to predict what the California marketplace will look like even a year from now. The Affordable Care Act is impacting both public and private health care sectors. New plans are entering the market and long-established…

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