Case Management Systems Done Right? A new RFP…

Posted on November 1, 2012


We’re not sure what to think of it. Is this a revolt or done with the AOC’s blessing? It has a link to the AOC’s RFP page in Sacramento’s RFP but it appears the CCMS weary AOC won’t host the link.

Thank the good lord that the AOC isn’t issuing one of its own RFP’s for a 3 billion dollar boondoggle led by people with zero IT experience. Instead, a few of this states court IT managers appear to, with the endorsement of their courts, launched a bona fide effort and building or procuring a real, long term case management solution.

It’s about time.

We don’t know if it is a developing trend or an effort than has been around awhile but all over the California Court system we’re seeing the pooling of trial court resources and trial court purchasing power on projects like this that will benefit the participating courts. We think that all courts could do this for every service that the AOC currently provides. Unfortunately for this RFP, the time between the release date and the mandatory bidders conference is a mere weeks notice. That is surely not enough time to get the best and the brightest on this task.

In an effort to promote a viable case management solution that won’t end up costing 3 billion dollars we’re rebroadcasting this critical RFP here and to our readers and ask that you cross post it everywhere you can post it. California needs a case management solution for dozens of courts, there is no denying that. But they need something fast, functional, nearly off the shelf and affordable and the best way to achieve that is with a really good RFP open to technology companies.

Silicon Valley, come get it.

Case Management System for CITMF (Court Information Technology Managers Forum)

Number: 12-1007
Description: Case Management System for CITMF
Preferred Vendor
Due By: 12/05/2012
*Mandatory Bidder’s
Conference Date:
Dollar Value: TBD
Contract Term: 3 Years
Attn: Karen Brewer
Phone: (916) 874-8204
Notes: Sacramento Superior Court seeks to enter into a Master Software License and Services Agreement with suitable vendors for an enterprise case management solution capable of replacing the antiquated CMS’s for the Superior Courts of California.
Date Posted: 10/30/2012 7:06:50 PM

* If applicable, Bidder’s Conference must be attended prior to the bid/proposal “Due Date.” Bids/proposals will not be accepted unless mandatory bidder’s conference is attended.