California Procurement Project on Hold

The California Statewide Procurement Network (CSPN), which would enable desktop comparison shopping for goods and services from suppliers' online catalogs, has been put on hold while the state assesses the priority of all mission-critical and Year 2000 project efforts.

The project will remain on hold, per an executive order issued by Gov. Gray Davis (D), until the end of this fiscal year (June 30). The project will be reassessed in July.

The state's Department of General Services, along with prime integrator Andersen Consulting, had just successfully completed the requirements phase of the project and was ready to move into the design phase, according to CSPN project manager Larry Aronson, who added that some team members have been deployed elsewhere, some suppliers are gone, and Andersen is no longer on site.

"We remain optimistic that we'll be given the green light to move ahead," Aronson said. "Everything I have heard is that the project is thought very highly of. But it is out of my hands to know where the state is at on these other issues. It's a crystal ball at this point."

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