And the winner is …
OMI, headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo., has received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from Congress. The company, which manages 170 water and wastewater facilities worldwide, is the first in its industry to obtain the distinction.
The award recognizes performance excellence in U.S. businesses. Organizations are judged on seven criteria: leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, information and analysis, human resource focus, process management, and performance and business results.
Englewood, Colo.-based Convergent Group, a software provider for local governments and utilities, has added the Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada-based NovaLIS Technologies’ land management software to its digital government services.
Tulsa, Okla., has selected Sacramento, Calif.-based Hansen Information Technologies’ software to manage the permitting, plan review, inspection, licensing and code enforcement activities in the city. As part of the project, the city will implement software to streamline resident interaction with city departments.
Norman, Okla., has selected Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola to provide an analog radio system to enhance communication between city and state agencies. The two-site system will include 10 channels and use simulcast technology.
The Dallas City Council has approved a five-year, $33 million contract with locally based Southwestern Bell to design and build a network that integrates a voice system with data. Additionally, the company will implement a network to provide residents with city services, including bill payment.
Seattle has selected Bainbridge Island, Wash.-based eBid Systems software to manage online bidding for the city.
Broward County, Fla., has contracted with Pleasanton, Calif.-based PeopleSoft for human resource and eBusiness software.