Friday, May 25, 2012
Office of State Finance pio
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Information Services Division of the Office of State Finance is soliciting the best ideas of the ever-evolving information technology community as it strives to consolidate and bring efficiencies to the State of Oklahoma’s technology infrastructure.
To further that objective, A Request for Proposal has been posted on the chief information officer’s website at: (http://www.ok.gov/cio/Procurement/Solicitations/0900000055.html).
"This will be an annual solicitation as we move along toward building an efficient and effective information technology infrastructure of which Oklahoma can be proud,” said Pettit, a member of Gov. Mary Fallin’s cabinet.
Pettit is looking at six categories for solutions: Application development; networking; server vrtualization; desktop administration; storage and document imaging. Details can be found online.
All responses to the OSF’s Request for Proposal are due no later than 3 p.m., Central Time, June 12, 2012.
Governor Fallin made IT consolidation a priority in 2011 during her first legislation session as governor, citing the need to deliver savings to taxpayers while also increasing the efficiency of government.
“Our efforts to modernize state government are paying off,” Fallin said. Many agencies have already seen significant cost savings associated with IT consolidation. Having a more transparent and technologically advanced state government will help us to improve customer service and reduce costs. I applaud Alex Pettit’s efforts to continue to upgrade the state’s information technology systems and deliver the kind of modern, efficient government services that taxpayers deserve.”
A vendor’s sealed response must be hand-delivered or mailed to the Office of State Finance, Oklahoma City, OK, 73105, by the June 12 deadline. Envelopes should be marked with the words “Request for Information Technology Efficiencies Solicitation #0900000055”. All correspondence should be marked to the attention of Alana Owen.
A study conducted by CapGemini, a global IT consulting company, found that Oklahoma could save more than $12 million over three years through enterprise management and more than $18.5 million through enterprise workstation optimization.
The purpose of this RFP is to hire a vendor or vendors to achieve those savings and ideally find even more savings in related areas.
We’ve already found that some savings can be even greater than we expected with cooperation from consolidated agencies,” said Pettit, who has projected savings in excess of $180 million over seven years.
“We have been given the charge of reducing the size of government, measured in terms of total dollars spent, through the use of technology. It will mean a reduction in personnel, but so far that has occurred mostly through attrition.”
This is the first RFP the Information Services Division has done using its new Wiki portal for communication with vendors.
About CIO Alex Pettit
CIO Pettit has jurisdictional responsibility related to information and telecommunications systems of all Oklahoma agencies, as provided under the Oklahoma Information Services Act. CIO Pettit was re-appointed Oklahoma's State Chief Information Officer by Gov. Mary Fallin in January 2011. Gov. Brad Henry appointed him as Oklahoma’s first State CIO in April 2010. For more information regarding the CIO, please visit CIO.OK.gov.