How CivicActions Earned a Spot on the California Agile Government Vendor Pool

Flag of CaliforniaIn 2016, CivicActions was one of 11 vendors selected for the Agile Development Prequalified vendor pool, designed to provide state agencies with access to user-centered design and agile software development services. In 2017, the California Department of Technology is expected to expand the pool to include up to 30 vendors.

The prequalified vendor pool is an incredible opportunity for design and development firms to more easily expand their offerings to government and help build amazing, user-focused digital services for the residents of California.

In an effort to inspire other technology companies to participate, CivicActions will share what it learned and help others understand how they can best navigate the process.



  • Robert L. Read (CivicActions, co-founder 18F, author of “How To Be A Programmer”)
  • Owen Barton (CivicActions)


Contact Bill Ogilvie at [email protected].



2017-03-31T06:19:52+00:00 Categories: Agile, California, Events, Government|

About the Author:

Aaron co-founded CivicActions in 2004. In his role as Chief Experience Officer, he is responsible for company culture, team-wide professional development, talent acquisition, company retreats and marketing. Aaron also serves in a business development capacity, advising clients on digital strategy, agile software development, and mindful leadership.

Aaron brings more than 15 years of information technology, open source software and consulting industry experience to managing the firm and advising clients.

Prior to CivicActions, Aaron facilitated leadership and communication seminars, creating extraordinary opportunities for men and women to deepen relationships, accomplish personal goals, and realize their authentic passions. He brings this experience to the unique aspects of generating a healthy organizational culture within a distributed team.

Aaron currently sits on the Board of Directors for Alegria Partners, a sustainable business consulting firm, and the Board of Advisors for MaestroConference and NWBCK (The New Black).

He has presented at numerous conferences on a diverse range of interests and passions including agile procurement, organizational culture, team building, content and digital strategy, open source software, mindfulness and living authentically.

Aaron lives in Oakland, CA with his wife Nikki and their two daughters. In addition to his family, Aaron is passionate about photography, snowboarding, Circling, electronic music, and building community.