April 1, 2016

On April 1, 2016, the California Department of Technology approved the continuation of the California Business Connect project as presented in the December, 2015 Special Project Report #2 (PDF).

California Business Connect Special Project Report #2 highlights include:

  • The California Business Connect project efforts will be focused on the highest volume filings for the most common lines of business.
    • Business Entities:
      • Limited Liability Companies
      • Limited Partnerships
      • Corporations
    • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
      • Financing Statements
      • Federal and State Tax Lien Notices
      • Other lien notices including judgment Liens and Attachment Liens
    • Trademarks and Service Marks
  • The deployment of new functionality will be phased in over time to maximize business value, minimize project risk and decommission legacy systems.
  • After a thorough analysis and refinement of business processes, the Secretary of State will conduct a business-based procurement solicitation for California Business Connect.

The estimated high-level milestone schedule for the project is:

Major MilestonesEstimated Completion Date
Release of Request for Proposal 08/01/2017
Contract Awarded 09/01/2018
Vendor On Board 11/01/2018
Phase 1: LLC & LP Deployment 08/31/2019
Phase 2: Corporations Deployment 02/29/2020
Phase 3: Uniform Commercial Code Deployment 08/31/2020
Phase 4: Trademarks Deployment 01/31/2021
First Year Contract Maintenance and Operations 01/31/2022
Post Implementation Evaluation Report 01/31/2022

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