CALNET is a critical service that provides voice and data communications to most of California’s State and local government entities. It is the State’s largest set of telecommunications and networked IT contracts, with an estimated annual value of $2 billion to multiple vendors.
For the acquisition of statewide CALNET services, we provided procurement support to acquire vendor pools for multiple categories of statewide and regional CALNET-3 services. We conducted research, facilitated key policy decisions, and designed a new RFP format that also serves as a model for future State IT procurements.
We provided formal project development and management support, and facilitated development of the 2,000-page RFP, including all business, technical and cost requirements, and special terms and conditions. We also provided technical writing and editing; preparation for publication; and procurement process and evaluation support.