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The New York State Office of Children and Family Services

OCFS Online Bidders List Goes Live

The Online Bidders List (OBL) is a New York State Office of Children and Family Services web application for managing the creation and dissemination of procurement information as well as prospective bidder preferences for what information they receive. It is a companion application to the award-winning Contract Management System (CMS) and features functionality for composing the procurement narrative and defining attributes such as key dates, eligibility criteria and funding information and includes a module for uploading and managing associated documents. Read More...

ISC Plays Key Role at NYS OCFS

The Contract Management System (CMS) is a comprehensive web-based system for managing contracts for the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), from development and generation through review, approval, payment and maintenance. It is the first and only web-based contract management system in NYS government. The new system design needed to absorb data and functionality from two discrete legacy applications and a number of standalone desktop databases while creating new functionalities, edits and constraints that would enable online contract processing. Interfaces with OCFS and OSC financial management systems would be necessary as would the conversion of ten years of contract data. Read More...