Currently, 30 vendors are members of the council, representing a mix of large, medium and small firms; and Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises. The roster includes a variety of business verticals, such as system integrators and telecom companies.
Committee members from state government include Amy Tong, Department of Technology (CDT) director and state CIO; CDT Chief Deputy Chris Cruz, and several other Department of Technology executives. Department of General Services officials also are involved, along with representatives from other state agencies and departments.
"We are thrilled that the CDT has engaged CompTIA's State and Local Government and Education Council to help form the Vendor Advisory Council," said Jennifer Saha, director, public sector councils, CompTIA.
"Our members look forward to weighing in on IT procurement, the state's services portfolio and emerging IT initiatives," Saha continued. "We believe our members can bring to the council information about what's happening on the technology front in other states, including procurement vehicles, contract negotiation tactics and lessons learned on what's been successful."
"We look forward to working with CompTIA and the Vendor Advisory Council to get feedback on policies that not only impact state departments but many local governments in the State of California. The CDT's intention is for membership of the council to represent the entire breadth of the IT vendor community," said Amy Tong, CDT's Director and State CIO.
The Vendor Advisory Council held its first meeting earlier this month in Rancho Cordova. The next meeting will take place in early 2017.
To learn more about the Vendor Advisory Council, please send an email to Jennifer Saha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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