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New Pleasanton website coming

Original post made on Dec 19, 2013

The city of Pleasanton has hired a Newport Beach software firm to develop a new website to replace www.cityofpleasantonca.gov site in use since 2005.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 19, 2013, 7:54 AM

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Posted by Locally employed
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 19, 2013 at 8:43 am

With this areas internet resources, a Newport Beach company?


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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 19, 2013 at 8:43 am

The lowest bid is not the wisest choice! The request for bid had better be exact with no changes or there will be "add-ons"!! Of course, the city manager checked with other Civica Software customers to ensure they complete the task to satisfaction!


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Posted by DisAPoint
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Hopefully as successful as all of those awful fluorescent light street signs. I assume some councilmen are getting some nice kickbacks from that nightmare and this one too.


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Posted by Mitch
a resident of another community
on Dec 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm

98k for a website built by these guys?

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Our own city doesn't even shop local.Shame on you!

I suppose the 98k reflect the fact their site looks like it was built in 1998? Looked at their other city sites too, and I'm not impressed.


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Posted by Formerly Dan from BC
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Dec 23, 2013 at 8:28 am

Formerly Dan from BC is a registered user.

I let out yet another 'sigh...' after reading the cost for a low tech website but then realized later that it also includes an intranet site as well.

I understand taking the lowest bid on the first quote, but why stop there? Why not open it up to multiple rounds of quoting - say 3 rounds - and take the lowest after that? Throw in an open quote where everyone gets to see the numbers their competitors are quoting, but does not get to see WHO their competitors are? This has worked for me in the past with great results. The competitors hate it because they like their customers in-the-dark about market costing. Oh well...

Dan