The decision-making process for purchasing computer-aided design (CAD) technology for the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering involved three departments--the city administrative office, the information services department, and the department of public works. Each department holds equal power when it comes to making purchasing decisions for capital equipment, such as CAD systems. All three departments were involved with the project from the start, even though it was the bureau of engineering, which is part of the department of public works, that would ultimately receive the equipment. The city administrative office had to evaluate and recommend funding for the project, and the information services department needed to evaluate the equipment and work with the bureau of engineering to network the CAD system with its IBM mainframe.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    200 South Broad Street
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Publication Date: 1989-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 74-77
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00488692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1989 12:00AM