2005 Hot Contract Opportunities

California Department of General Services

Project: Statewide Fingerprint Imaging System

Term: 8 years

Estimated value: $10 million

RFP release: April 

Summary: The purpose of the statewide fingerprint imaging system is to prevent and detect duplicate aid in the temporary financial assistance and food stamp programs using applicants' fingerprints. The system should deter people from attempting to open more than one public assistance case in California. It will use Windows workstations installed at county social services department locations, central site Unix servers, an Informix database management system and proprietary automatic fingerprint identification system hardware and software technology. 

Houston Airport System

Project: Explosive Detection System for Inline Baggage System

Term: TBD

Estimated value: TBD

RFP release: July

Summary: The Houston Airport System may issue a requirement for the planning and design of an explosive detection system inline baggage system for the remaining terminals at the Hobby Airport. The total budget for the construction of terminals and systems is $9.2 million.

Maryland Insurance Administration

Project: Initial Producer Licensing System

Term: TBD 

Estimated value: $2.7 million

RFP release: October 

Summary: The Maryland Licensing Administration wants a system that will evaluate and approve new applications, print new licenses for producers and other insurance professionals, update external databases that require producer information, and print all license renewals. About 1,300 new licenses and 4,000 renewals are applied for each month. The new application must be fully compatible with the existing online application.

North Carolina Division of Purchase and Contract 

Project: State Health Claims Processing

Term: TBD 

Estimated value: TBD

RFP release: June 

Summary: The North Carolina Division of Purchase and Contract, on behalf of the Teachers' and State Employees' Comprehensive Major Medical Plan, has a requirement for state health plan claims processing. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina administers the state health plan as claims processing contractor. The current claims processing contract began July 1, 1997, and is for eight years with two one-year extensions.

San Jose Department of General Services 

Project: Service Management System 

Term: TBD

Estimated value: TBD

RFP release: June 

Summary: The San Jose Department of General Services, on behalf of the Mineta San Jose International Airport in California, has a requirement for a service management system. The airport is looking for a unified approach to providing customer support and services to airport employees, passengers, airlines and airport tenants. It seeks an integrated software solution that will provide support across the airport organizations, including IT, facilities and airport operations.

University of Minnesota

Project: Learning Management System

Term: TBD

Estimated value: TBD

RFP release: April

Summary: The University of Minnesota may issue a requirement for an enterprisewide noncredit student and employee learning management system. The university plans to implement an enterprisewide system that supports the many noncredit courses and conferences sponsored by various academic departments and the management of employee training in support of performance management, compliance management, certification management and professional development.

Source: Input Inc.

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