1. Approval of the minutes for the March 12, 1996,
2. The Division of Administrative Services is requesting
authority to enter into an agreement with Compuware Corporation
for the "Uniface" software development tool with
associated training and maintenance. The proposed
contract periods will be date of issue through June 30, 1996,
with an estimated cost of $254,826, and July 1, 1996, through
June 30, 1997, with an estimated cost of $138,600.
The contracts proposed are sole source purchases.
Authority (E-0855) for this sole source acquisition was
granted by the Department of Management Services Division of
Purchasing on April 10, 1996.
The Information Resource Commission (IRC) promulgated
Administrative Rule 44-100, directing state agencies to
establish quality initiatives for system development by July
1994. The rule required state agencies to establish
a formal quality assurance (QA) function designed to increase
software quality, improve timeliness of delivery, reduce
costs, and increase customer satisfaction. The rule
also required state agencies to
implement an information systems development methodology
and a formal system for project estimation and tracking.
As a key component of the QA program, Information
Systems Administration (ISA) acquired the Learmonth & Burchett Management
System (LBMS) Methodology for information system development. The methodology defines
a comprehensive set of life cycle activities that support software development
from planning through maintenance.
A computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool,
"Software Engineer" from LBMS,
was purchased in January 1994. This tool enables
the capturing of design and analysis information in a central
repository and also provides the means to produce the deliverables
specified by the methodology. The primary outputs are the data and
process model diagrams and their relationships.
The remaining product needed to fully implement the
intent of the IRC rule is a software development tool that uses
the models developed in our CASE tool as a starting point to
build the application. Our objective is to significantly
improve programmer productivity by allowing developers to
rapidly build applications,reduce future maintenance efforts,
and improve the quality of software.
The product chosen to fulfill the department's software
development requirement is "Uniface" from Compuware Corporation.
3. The Division of Driver Licenses is requesting
authority to enter into a contract with Florida State University for
the design, development,installation and maintenance of a
centralized database to track DUI clients. This agency
has received a federal grant from the Florida Department of Transportation for this
project in the amount of $99,874. This database will allow electronic communication between
the 29 DUI programs and the DUI section within the Division of Driver Licenses.
The purpose of the grant is to provide an electronic
system for tracking the 60,000 DUI clients each year and for obtaining vital information
regarding client history, driving records and treatment information. This purchase
will also provide the necessary computer equipment, software, installation and training
that will be needed.
These services and commodities are exempt from competitive
bidding requirements, cf.s.287.057 (21), Florida Statutes, and 60A-1.002 (2)(c),
Agency Cabinet Contacts:
Joe M. McCaskill, 488-2276
Alvin Burney, 488-4300