Pre-Qualified Vendor Pool

The State of California’s Pre-Qualified Vendor Pool for Agile Development—Digital Services (PQVP AD-DS) is a pool of vendors who have been pre-qualified to offer key staff for agile consulting and user-centered design and software development services to assist approved State Agencies/Entities with projects being implemented utilizing the Agile (or iterative) Methodology for Information Technology (IT) project delivery.


Update: 3/2022

As the State’s Pre-Qualified Vendor Pool approaches a 2022 update, questions have been submitted by the vendor community. CDT has developed a list of common questions and provided a response to each. This list is available here. If you don’t see your question, please reach out to us at

Update: 12/2021

The State of California’s Pre-Qualified Vendor Pool has been active since 2018 and provides State agencies key staff from vendors that meet preliminary qualification criteria. The list is frequently updated and will receive another update in 2022. The 2022 update will align the participating vendors with the requirements of the Department of General Services’ Technology, Digital and Consulting agreements. The current list of PQVP vendors will remain active and valid during the update process.

Benefits of PQVP AD-DS include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Reduction in solicitation time and administrative costs to the State and vendors; and
  • Ability to review vendors’ user-centric design and agile software development competencies prior to soliciting offers.