Public Sector IT Consulting
Technology, time, human resources, public services, and taxpayer money are all on the line
We understand that world
We help you simplify it
It’s not about our Vision.
It’s about making yours happen.
What you’re doing is important. You’re tasked with implementing your organization’s technology vision to better serve the public. That job can be daunting. And the problems you must solve require nimble people that bring experience and smart solutions. Our task is to help you get there. It’s about trust and confidence that the job will be done right.
We’re with you the whole way – from planning through operations.We’re not a large consulting company, and we see that as an advantage – your advantage. It means we’re faster to react to your needs. It means we’re flexible, adaptive, and innovative.
We are your intelligent consulting partner.
We take you farther
Our Consultants have years of hands-on experience in planning and implementing large-scale information technology projects. We understand the problems and pitfalls that can accompany these projects and can help you avoid them through the application of solid project management practices, timely independent reviews, and in-depth analysis. Our seasoned consultants can assist you in analyzing your needs and helping you navigate and effectively manage your IT projects.
We specialize in the following services:
We specialize in hands-on management of technology development projects, establishing project management offices (PMO), and providing project management mentoring, training, and support services. Our certified project managers are steeped in the latest standards and practices and work with you to adapt them to your project.
Management of Project Staff, Activities, and/or Vendors
PMO Setup and Support
Planning and Documentation Services
Our System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Support services provide our clients with experienced, knowledgeable staff to support various facets of the SDLC for either waterfall, Agile, or other iterative system development frameworks. Services include:
Planning and PMO Support
Business and Systems Analysis
Implementation / Go-Live Support
Organizational Change Management (OCM)
For us, it’s more than providing a service. It’s about being of service to the governments and the public they serve.
Project Planning and
ClearBest is your resource for working through the complex answers to seemingly simple questions such as “what is your project,” and “how will it be completed successfully.” We work with you to refine your vision and communicate it clearly to stakeholders and funding agencies. We help you determine the right business processes and automation to achieve your vision. And, we prepare the budgets and documentation that enable you to request funding with confidence in the viability of your project. We help you through:
Project Vision Creation
Feasibility Studies and Assessments
Stage Gate / PAL Support
Process Analysis and Innovation
Business, System, and Project Requirements Definition
Procurement Planning and Support
Federal and State Budget / Funding Strategy and Support
Like our QA services, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) is a quality function, but here we act as an independent assessor, separate from the project team, and unaligned with hardware or software vendors. We base our work in IEEE and PMI standards, and focus on review of project deliverables and work products so that we can provide an unbiased view of the project to sponsors and state and federal oversight agencies. IV&V Services include:
Project Structure and Controls Reviews
Technical Architecture Reviews
Source Code Reviews
We believe that quality is best achieved by building it into the project from the beginning. So we work as part of your project team to develop a systemic quality management program that guides your entire project organization. We focus on identifying errors early in the process, minimizing or eliminating re-work, staying within budget and schedule, and most importantly, achieving your original vision for the project. We provide:
Quality Assurance Program Setup and Support
Deliverable Review and Assessment
System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Monitoring and Assessment
Project Structure and Controls Monitoring and Assessment
User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Management and Support
Comprehensive Risk Assessments
Independent Project Oversight (IPO) is an independent review and analysis of a project, focusing on the assessment and reporting of overall project performance and risk. IPO services are typically provided for clients who are required to report their use of public funds to the Department of Finance. We independently analyze the project’s management practices, report overall project performance and risk, and provide recommendations for overcoming risks on time and within budget. IPO Services include:
Project Management Reviews
Project Performance Reviews
Any of our services can be customized or combined with other consulting services to meet specific organization or project needs.
Since its inception in 2006, ClearBest has demonstrated continual
excellence in providing public sector consulting. ClearBest’s owner has over 26 years of experience in the consulting sector, providing project management, planning, procurement, and QA/IV&V services to more than 30 government agencies nationally and internationally. All of our team members are highly qualified, certified, and have decades of experience in their respective service areas.
We are who you call when you want
it done right and done fast!
Our seasoned consultants bring excellence and enthusiasm to each project,
and we are continually looking for ways to improve how government creates and delivers services through IT solutions. We evolve and improve everyday to better serve our clients and get the job done right for them. We know how to estimate effort and staffing. We know what to expect and what is needed to complete a project. We work with our clients to plan, prepare, and deliver quality products on time and within budget. Most importantly, we have happy clients with healthy projects.
We are proud to have served the following clients:
California Air and Resource Board (CARB)
California Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP)
California Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS)
California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
California Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)
California Health Benefit Exchange (Covered California)
California Office of Systems Integration (OSI)
California Statewide Automated Welfare System (CalSAWS)
California Secretary of State (SOS)
California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board (VCCGB)
Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)
SAWS Consortium IV (C-IV)
SAWS Welfare Client Data Systems (WCDS) Consortium (CalWIN)
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS)
Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of County Operations
Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)
Procurement Agreements / Certifications
California IT Master Services Agreement (MSA)
California Master Agreement Services (CMAS)
California Certified Small Business
Oregon Women-owned Business
Washington Information Technology Professional Services (ITPS)
This is our passion, and it shows in everything we do.
Let us show you what we can do for you.
A Place for You
ClearBest is always searching for the right talent, experience, and leadership to strengthen our team. We offer the opportunity to showcase your skills and the time to enjoy your life outside of work. We are a mix of employees and independent contractors, so we can provide a range of professional flexibility. For our employees, we offer:
Medical (health and acupuncture/chiropractic)
Term-Life and AD&D Insurance
We are always looking for good people who love what they do and are good at it. We currently do not have any active job openings, but check back often. If you would like to send us your resume for consideration or future opportunities, please send it to joinus at ClearBest dot com.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our Diversity is
ClearBest welcomes team members from all backgrounds and experiences. We believe that our differences are our strengths -- bringing valuable perspectives to how we serve our clients and shape the solutions we propose.
ClearBest’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion principles are based on the following tenets:
We believe that everyone is equal and contributes equitably to our success
We embrace, foster, and appreciate our diversity
We create a welcoming environment for all
We support and accommodate those with disabilities and special needs
We listen to each other to learn, understand, and evolve our practices
If you want to know more, check out our DEI Plan for 2020-21.
ClearBest’s culture embraces everyone, and our team is highly welcoming and supportive of each other.
Tell us about your project...
1601 Alhambra Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816
Tel: 888.8.CLRBEST (825.7237)