Patricio Systems LLC was awarded a subcontract with Green Grid Inc. to provide a Change Management Specialist and a Senior Analyst to support the CNRA Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (OEIS) agreement number OEIS-21-92418.
Under Public Utilities Code Section 326(a)(7), added in 2019 by California Assembly Bill 111, the Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (Energy Safety), in coordination with the Wildfire Safety Advisory Board (WSAB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), must review, as necessary, the current safety and regulatory requirements for electric facilities and provide recommendations of changes to the CPUC to address the dynamic risk of climate change and to mitigate wildfire risks.
Founded in 2011, Green Grid Inc. (GGI) is a climate-focused technology development, integration and professional services business based in San Ramon, CA. Dedicated to sustainability and environmental protection, the company focuses on proven cutting-edge technologies, tools, techniques and solutions to automate critical infrastructure management and field operations and improve operational efficiencies, functionality, safety and uncover new strategies in aerospace, energy, utilities, advanced clean transportation, precision agriculture and regulatory sectors.
Patricio Systems LLC was awarded a prime contract with the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) to provide Project Management and technical expertise in supporting their mainframe discovery and analysis project:
DOR houses mainframe applications (referred to as CIDOR) within the California Department of Technology’s (CDT) IBM mainframe CPU (Z2) located in Vacaville. Per the Statewide Office of Information Security (OIS) Procedures and Standards Update (released in December 2019), statewide passphrase requirements (requiring 15 to 100 characters) will be implemented for CDT Mainframe Services in the CDT Managed Services environment in December 2022. This change will impact multiple CIDOR systems and all DOR Resource Access Control Facility (RACF) users. The DOR also receives mainframe data from the California Employment Development Department (EDD) on a quarterly basis and recently identified a need to analyze this data in combination with DOR data prior to reporting it for program purposes.
The DOR CIDOR systems include functionality for accounting, personnel, and asset management, and they interface with other internal DOR applications. At this time, the DOR does not have subject matter experts versed in DOR’s legacy mainframe programming languages (Cobol, PL1, Natural, JCL, ADABAS, TSO Screens, Panels/Skeletons, ESP jobs/datasets), and needs to ensure that the required passphrase changes are enacted and allow our hosted mainframe applications to continue functioning as needed after December 2022. The DOR also needs to develop a way to analyze the EDD and DOR data in the mainframe or convert it to a format that allows analysis outside the mainframe.
The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities.
DOR administers the largest vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs in the country. Vocational rehabilitation services are designed to help job seekers with disabilities obtain competitive employment in integrated work settings. Independent living services may include peer support, skill development, systems advocacy, referrals, assistive technology services, transition services, housing assistance, and personal assistance services.
We believe in the talent and potential of individuals with disabilities. We invest in the future through creativity, ingenuity, and innovation. We ensure our decisions and actions are informed by interested individuals and groups. We pursue excellence through continuous improvement. We preserve the public’s trust through compassionate and responsible provision of services.
With over 38 million residents (12% of the population), the State of California is the most populous state in the nation and has the third largest land area among the states (163,695 square miles). California is culturally, ethnically, economically, ecologically, and politically diverse, and maintains the eighth largest economy in the world with 13 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product. California also faces numerous risks and threats to our people, property, economy, environment and is prone to earthquakes, floods, significant wildfires, prolonged drought impacts, public health emergencies, cybersecurity attacks, agricultural and animal disasters, as well threats to homeland security. Cal OES takes a proactive approach to addressing these risks, threats, and vulnerabilities that form the basis of our mission and has been tested through real events, as well as comprehensive exercises that help us maintain our state of readiness and plan for and mitigate impacts.
In a world of rising cybersecurity threats, Dragos protects the most critical infrastructure – those that provide us with the tenets of modern civilization – from increasing capable adversaries who wish to do it harm. Devoted to codifying and sharing in our in-depth industry knowledge of ICS/OT systems, Dragos arms industrial defenders around the world with the knowledge and tools to protect their systems as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Patricio Systems LLC was awarded a subcontract with BDO USA, LLP to provide Assurance Associate Consultants in supporting a BDO Governmental Audit Engagement – CalPERS External Audit Services. Our associates will be responsible for performing and applying basic areas of GAAP as necessary including documenting, validating, testing and assessing various control systems.
We are proud to announce the launch of our new logo which is the initial phase of the ongoing evolution of our brand. The new logo retains the essential essence and recognition of the original logo. It is the result of the progression from the glowing electro realism to the trending simplified bold color look.
Patricio Systems has come to stand for technical expertise and commitment to our client’s success. We believe those essential qualities are what have earned our work recognition like the GSA award recently granted by the industry and the frequent referrals sent to us by our clients. But the nature of our technical world is constant evolution and reinvention. That means taking every opportunity to improve ourselves in order to stay abreast of the times, making us excited to announce a refreshed logo and brand treatment.
We have worked closely with local and industry brand and design experts to retain the essential essence of the original logo. We felt it important to pay homage to the clients and talent that have made us who we are today by retaining the blue circular shield element emblazoned with the Patricio (P). But you will notice the refresh has embraced the preference for simplicity executed in strong, bold color choices widely seen across most technology brands.
We understand that how our brand “shows up” reflects on our talent, clients, and future associations. The following links provide samples of logo evolution and a good job of explaining how the old logo had become dated and how the new logo connects us with today’s trends. They provide samples of progression from the glowing electro realism (embodied in our current logo) and how design is trending to the new simplified bold color look.
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To amplify the effect of our new logo, we have switched our brand font to Calibri because the font repeats the friendly people friendly rounded edges that the original Patricio P has always sported. You will also notice our brand approach to become more straight forward and clean.
Rollout of this new logo will be methodical and gradual, ensuring there is no impact to the services to our clients.
Patricio Systems LLC was awarded a CMAS (California Multiple Award Schedule) # 3-21-07-2018. The CMAS program allows California State & Local Government Agencies access to products and services at prices which have been accessed to be fair, reasonable, and competitive.
“The State of California establishes multiple award agreements in accordance with Public Contract Code Sections 10290 et seq. and 12101.5 (effective January 1994). A multiple award is an award to two or more contractors for the same products and/or services at the same or similar prices. Multiple award does not pertain to the number of buyers who would be ordering from the agreement, but rather the number of contractors receiving an award from a common bid process.
CMAS agreements are not established through a competitive bid process conducted by the State of California. Because of this, all pricing, products and/or services offered must have been previously bid and awarded on a Federal GSA schedule. The supplier completes a CMAS Application offering products and/or services at prices based on an existing Federal GSA multiple award schedule. This schedule is referred to as the “base” contract. Upon review and acceptance of the application, the CMAS Unit awards a CMAS agreement which includes the State of California contract terms and conditions, procurement codes, policies, and guidelines. For clarity, the CMAS Program does not “use” the GSA Authorized Federal Supply Service Schedule. Instead, we establish a totally independent California agreement for the same products and services at equal or lower prices. Once a CMAS is awarded, the Contractor markets and distributes the CMAS, and provides the CMAS Unit with quarterly reports of CMAS sales transactions.”
Patricio Systems LLC was awarded a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), Contract 47QTCA21D002V. The base period of performance begins 12/10/2020 and ends 12/09/2025 with potential of three (5) year options to follow.
The United States General Services Administration (GSA) “provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate. GSA’s acquisition solutions offer private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, and IT to government organizations and the military. GSA also promotes management best practices and efficient government operations through the development of governmentwide policies.”
“GSA Schedules (also referred to as Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) and Federal Supply Schedules) are long-term governmentwide contracts with commercial firms providing federal, state, and local government buyers access to more than 11 million commercial supplies (products) and services at volume discount pricing.
MAS Consolidation is one of the four cornerstone Initiatives of GSA’s Federal Marketplace (FMP) strategy, GSA’s plan to modernize and simplify the buying and selling experience for customers, suppliers, and acquisition professionals. GSA’s new single Schedule solicitation features a simplified format with streamlined terms and conditions, new large categories and sub-categories, and updated Special Item Numbers (SINs) that will make it easier for contractors to offer, and agency partners to buy, products, services, and solutions. Visit the FMP page under MAS Consolidation for more information and resources.”
GSA provides centralized procurement for the Federal Government, offering billions of dollars’ worth of products, services, and facilities that federal agencies need to serve the public.
GSA’s acquisition solutions supply federal purchasers with cost-effective, high-quality products and services from commercial vendors. GSA helps federal agencies build and acquire office space, products, and other workspace services, and we oversee the preservation of historic federal properties.
The COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving, and we all are navigating uncharted territory. Patricio Systems LLC takes responsibility to ensure the health of our employees, contractors and customers. We are fortunate to have customers that take this matter seriously and every subcontractor on the Patricio Systems LLC team has been authorized and is currently working remotely, thus reducing the threat of community spread.
A plethora of information is flooding us on social media, e-mail, website postings, news media, word of mouth as well as many other avenues. During this uncertain time, be rest assured that we as a human race will overcome this situation. I highly recommend staying informed and understand the “ground truth” facts. Below are some good links to consider:
Utility Data Contractors, Inc. (UDC) and Patricio Systems LLC entered into a Master Service Agreement (MSA). Patricio Systems LLC agrees to perform various Information Technology services as described in the work orders resulting from the MSA. Examples of services and positions can include but not be limited to the following: Project & Program Management, Systems Administration, Business Solutions Analyst, Senior Technical Lead, Agile Coach, Senior Software Engineer, AutoCAD Application Support Engineer, Web Developer and Information Security Specialist.
UDC, Inc provides full lifecycle project & program support for Gas and Electric Utilities. Their services cover each component of the complete project and program lifecycles for their customers. Patricio Systems LLC’s provides information technology staffing however, our core competency is project management services and consulting. This MSA establishes synergy between both organizations and serves as an added value to UDC’s customers.
Patricio Systems LLC is a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business providing solutions to your Project Management and Information Technology needs. As a business solutions organization, we deliver real world results with a value added level of certainty.