Ohio looks to data analytics, selects 50 firms to advance in IT procurement project

Ohio officials have selected 50 companies to streamline its IT procurement process, according to Government Technology.

The project is part of the state's effort to enter into new contracts with small IT vendors that focus on data analytics. The request for proposals, which was released in January, drew 82 proposals spanning 129 unique companies. Of the 50 selected firms, 33 were focused on life science and public health.

Tom Hoyt, chief communications officer for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, said Ohio officials hope the project will unite state agencies.

"You have various state agencies that are all doing some type of work in those areas, but independently. And the whole data analytics effort is to kind of bring that together, to get the best results possible by combining these, you know, multiple workload areas," Mr. Hoyt told Government Technology.

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