Tech Companies Team to Target Gov
- By Jill Rosen
- May 01, 2000
Among the latest companies to team up to market their technology products
to state and local governments are Intelisys Electronic Commerce Inc. with
Information Management Specialists (Inform), and American Management Systems
Inc. with govWorks.com.
The Intelisys matchup blends Inform's Advanced Government Purchasing
System (AGPS), a purchasing tool for large governments, with Intelisys'
World Wide Web-based software and portal-based products.
The pairing immediately enabled nine states and two counties to connect
with suppliers online. Those areas include New Jersey, Illinois, Minnesota
and Louisiana, as well as Los Angeles County.
AGPS emulates the classical buying process but automates it including
requests for proposals, bidder lists, order forms, terms and conditions,
and reconciliation of purchases with accounts payable.
Through the partnership, state and local governments will be able to
electronically search for products from multiple vendors' catalogs and then
incorporate purchases into the AGPS system.
Together, AMS, a business and information consulting firm, and govWorks.com,
a government portal, plan to offer state and local governments opportunities
to take their services online.
Now at govWorks.com's consumer-oriented portal people
can pay tickets, bills or taxes online, look for government jobs, exchange
ideas with elected officials, find information, access government resources
and participate in government auctions.
With the partnership, the companies' plan to blend those services with
AMS' e-government solutions for finance and human resources, tax and revenue,
human services, and motor vehicle and public safety.
The companies plan to initially focus on state and local governments
in areas with populations greater than 100,000.
Also, Digital Commerce Corp., a developer of e-commerce solutions for
the business-to-government market, announced the launch of StateGovCenter.com,
an electronic marketplace designed exclusively for state and local government
The online utility is free to government users and features three functional
components: purchasing contracts, requests for quotations and open-market
The state of Connecticut and the Fairfax County, Va., school system
have adopted StateGovCenter.com.