On February 7, 2012, the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP) computer system was released to the public. The publication of the RFP was the culmination of many hours of work over the past ten months by City staff from the Bureaus of Environmental Services, Technology Services, Fire, Management & Finance, Planning & Sustainability, Transportation, and others.
A quality assurance review of the RFP by an independent vendor resulted in an excellent report on the RFP to the City’s Technology Oversight Committee (TOC).
The deadline for vendor responses is April 4, 2012. An eleven-person committee will review the RFP responses, listen to vendor presentations, and observe system demonstrations. The committee will then recommend to the City’s Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) the vendor that they determine will provide the best system and solution for the City and BDS to purchase and implement. The RFP review and recommendation will go through July, 2012. By the end of July, the CPO will take the recommendation to City Council for ratification.
ITAP Customer Advisory Committee Members Sought
During the evaluation process, the ITAP Customer Advisory Committee, which has been meeting since last summer, will have the opportunity to comment on some of the vendor presentations and demonstrations. Keith Skille of GDB Architects and Simon Tomkinson of Third Sector, Inc., are the ITAP Customer Advisory Committee’s Chair and Vice Chair, respectively. Current members of the Customer Advisory Committee represent engineering, building permit management, real estate, and neighborhoods. Additional Customer Advisory Committee members are sought, to ensure that our customers’ perspectives are well represented.
If you would like to learn more about the Customer Advisory Committee, please contact Ross Caron, the ITAP Project Manager, at (503) 823-4268 or Ross.Caron@PortlandOregon.gov.