Tuesday June 08, 2004

403bCompare will be delayed

Several of the target dates related to the launch of the 403bCompare Web site
have been recently delayed. The 403bCompare Web site is now scheduled to be
fully functional and available to employees of local school districts,
community college districts and county offices of education on August 27,
2004. (For the purpose of California Education Code sections 25113 and 25114,
August 27, 2004 will be known as the “implementation date.”)

Some areas of the site will continue to be accessible before the
date; vendors can currently log on to register general information about their
company. However, the features allowing vendors to add specific product
information and for employers to designate their list of approved vendors will
not be available until after July 16, 2004.

The vendor registration period is unchanged; all vendors who wish to
participate in 403bCompare must communicate their intent to register to
by June 25, 2004.

This notification will be given to participating vendors and employers, and
will be posted on the 403bCompare Web site.

If you have any questions, please contact the 403bCompare Administrator at:

403bCompare Administrator
403bCompare Program
Mail Station #38
P.O. Box 15275
Sacramento, CA 95851-0275
Telephone: (888) 394-2060
Facsimile: (916) 229-4202