State Lands Commission Hires M Corp for Software Solution Project with a Far-Reaching Effect

M Corp is providing procurement support for the California State Lands Commission by defining the scope of work and requirements for a lease-management software solution.

The State Lands Commission provides stewardship of public land, waterways and resources through economic development, protection, preservation and restoration.

A recent state audit found the commission is not appropriately tracking the status of some of its leases. The commission’s lease application, management and billing processes are currently supported by outdated technology and paper file systems.

M Corp is providing procurement support for the California State Lands Commission by defining the scope of work and requirements for a lease-management software solution.

M Corp has been hired to help the commission improve its monitoring and management of leases by implementing a commercial, off-the-shelf lease management software solution that provides a centralized database to support lease applications, management and billing processes.

The State Lands Commission may lease sovereign lands for any public trust purpose and must often decide whether to issue a lease for a proposed project.

Commission leases of land generally fall into several categories: recreational, commercial, industrial, right-of-way and salvage. Specific examples of such leases include private recreational piers, commercial marinas, yacht clubs, marine terminals, oil and gas pipelines, fiber-optic cables, bank stabilization, and wetlands and habitat management projects.

The State Lands Commission includes the Lieutenant Governor, State Controller and Director of Finance. The commission has more than 200 staff members, including specialists in mineral resources, land management, boundary determination, petroleum engineering and the natural sciences.

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