California IT gets closer look

A draft report from California's Department of General Services is recommending that the state treat large systems integration and telecommunications projects as high risk and subject them to close legal scrutiny.

The heightened scrutiny would apply to IT goods contracts worth more than $500,000, IT services contracts worth more than $200,000 and non-IT services contracts worth more than $50,000, according to the report released Aug. 19.

The department's recommendations were contained in a report submitted to a task force established by Gov. Gray Davis to study contracting and procurement processes and suggest possible improvements. The task force was convened this summer following opposition from the state legislature to an award last year of an enterprise licensing agreement without competition to Oracle Corp. of Redwood Shores, Calif.

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