Flag of CaliforniaWe’re honored to be included in the new California Office of Systems Integration Agile Development Pre-qualified Vendor Pool.

Not only are we proud to be involved, but look forward to working closely with other state vendors to support an issue close to our hearts. Seeing other agile vendors that are committed to openness, transparency, and collaboration gives us confidence that together, we will all continuously improve our game. We also applaud the approach that California is taking to reforming government technology procurement and are excited to be in the first cohort.

From the announcement:

Late last year, California’s Department for Social Services (CDSS) and Office of Systems Integration (OSI), with the support of agencies and departments like Health and Human Services, GovOps and state technology, took the courageous step forward of moving from a traditional waterfall government technology procurement to a modular, agile and user-centered approach. This approach – used successfully in the private sector and at the federal government level with organizations like the United States Digital service and 18F – promises to deliver better technology that meets the needs of users quickly and frequently.

Instead of a monolithic, complicated procurement worth hundreds of millions of dollars, serviceable only by a small number of system integrators, the request for proposal was broken up into much smaller modules. The requests for proposal for two modules – an Application Programming Interface (API) module, and an Intake module, were published in December.

Read what we learned about the process and our open collaboration invitation to other vendors.