The following is a chronology of events pertaining to the City of Tampa's eGovernment project.
January 10 - Luncheon meeting with Mayor Greco, Rick Smith and John McGrath
receive direction to develop a strategy/plan that would allow the City to
transact business over the Internet, eGovernment Portal development and
maintenance to occur at no cost to the City. Instructed to utilize staff from
appropriate departments, Rick and John were to report back to the Mayor on the
developed strategy in 90 days (March).
March 23 - Strategy of advertising a Request for Programming (RFP) to seek a
private sector venture partner to assess, design, build, operate and manage the
City's Internet Portals presented to Mayor Greco. The Mayor directs Rick & John
to finalize the RFP.
April 13 – Per request of City Council, Rick Smith and Dave Kennedy present the City's Internet and eCommerce Strategy, including how the City can take advantage of available technology in order to bring the government to the public via the Internet to City Council.
April 14 - Rick Smith presents overview of the City Internet Strategy at the Mayor's Staff Meeting with Department Heads.
April 18 – May 10 Rick Smith, John McGrath and Steve Cantler made a series of presentations to brief Department Heads and personnel on the City Internet Strategy including:
June 1 - Published Egovernment RFP Addendum 1 - Pre-Proposal Vendor Meeting Attendance Record
June 6 - Published Egovernment RFP Addendum 2 - Overview of Major Application Systems
June 14 - Published Egovernment RFP Addendum 3 - Clarification & Responses to Proposers Questions
June 23 - City receives proposal from Gartner Group to aid in assessing Egovernment RFP proposals.
July 6 - Egovernment RFP closed - 8 proposals received.
July 7 – Evaluation of eGovernment RFP proposals begins.
July 25 - RFP evaluation team completes initial assessment of proposals and narrows selection process to two submissions -- American Management Systems (AMS) & National Information Consortium (NIC).
August 21 - Gartner Group presents research on AMS & NIC proposals.
August 23 - NIC onsite presentation of proposed services.
August 28 - AMS onsite presentation of proposed services.
August 31 - Evaluation Committee selects NIC proposal as first choice and to begin contract negotiations. Mayor authorizes the City of Tampa to begin contract negotiations with NIC.
September 13 - Initial draft of NIC contract received.
October 31 - Completed contract negotiations with NIC.
November 16 - City Council approved Egovernment contract.
January 16, 2001 – Press release from NIC issued announcing the new Tampa eCommerce site has been launched. Citizens are able to make purchases online from the Tampa Museum of Art.