Blackstone Technology Group Receives CalPERS Spring Fed Pool Refresh Award

As a top provider of Technology Consulting Services to the California State Government, Blackstone Technology Group, Inc. announced today the expansion of its ability to serve the state of California through earning a CalPERS Spring Fed Pool Refresh Award. This Award will enable Blackstone to offer both expanded and enhanced IT services to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, a CA state organization that provides retirement and health benefits to 1.6+ million public employees, retirees, and their families and 2,500+ employers.

As part of the Spring Fed Pool Refresh, CalPERS awarded Blackstone classifications in six new IT service verticals, namely Project Management, Architecture, Data Administration/Data Modeling, Application Development, Release Management/Quality Assurance/Configuration Management, and Management Support Services. This now expands Blackstone’s capability to service CalPERS to a total of six different verticals and thirteen related job categories.

“This is a significant step forward,” said Rick Venegas, Sr. Director of Blackstone’s CA State Government Practice. “It was an intensive effort that involved several months of Blackstone’s work combined with a deep inspection by CalPERS of Blackstone past performances to ensure we met CalPERS qualifications and standards. Based on the scope and scale of award that CalPERS delivered to us, it shows that Blackstone has met or beaten multiple bars of performance criteria for CalPERS, and that Blackstone is further deepening its credibility in the CA state government marketplace.”

About Blackstone

Blackstone Technology Group is a global IT consultancy and staff augmentation firm. Blackstone’s mission is to implement innovative IT and business process solutions that help its clients address industry challenges, cost containment and transformation strategies in their competitive marketplaces. Founded in 1998, Blackstone has garnered an 11-year track record of delivering successful results, with a customer list that includes many Fortune 1000 businesses as well as multiple US Federal and California State Agencies. Company headquarters are located in San Francisco, California, with additional offices in Sacramento, Denver and Washington DC. To learn more about Blackstone’s Government Practice, visit our government services site , call (916) 565-1260 or contact us on the web.