Office of Systems Integration Releases Pre-Solicitation RFP for CalHEERS System Development, Maintenance and Operations

On March 29, 2018, California’s Office of Systems Integration (OSI), on behalf of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Covered California, released (on Cal eProcure) a Pre-Solicitation Request for Proposal (RFP) #32323 for System Development, Maintenance and Operations (SDMO) services for the California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention System (CalHEERS).

In the near future, the OSI will be releasing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit SDMO services from qualified firms, and in preparation for release of the future RFP solicitation, the State is releasing this Pre-Solicitation RFP. The purpose of this Pre-Solicitation RFP is to engage in a collaborative process by obtaining comments from interested vendors regarding the contents of the Pre-Solicitation RFP #32323. The State will not respond to the vendors directly, but plans to utilize the information gathered from the comments to further develop and refine the future RFP.

In addition to the release of this Pre-Solicitation RFP #32323, the OSI will be holding a Pre-Solicitation Conference for interested vendors on April 18, 2018. Details are included on the Cal eProcure site linked below.

CalHEERS is the automated and consolidated system that supports eligibility, enrollment, and retention for the California Health Benefit Exchange (known in the marketplace as Covered California) and the California Medical Expansion Program (also known as Modified Adjusted Gross Income [MAGI] Medi-Cal). CalHEERS streamlines how Californians can research, compare, check their eligibility for, and purchase health coverage according to Affordable Care Act of 2010 standards.

The project went live on Oct. 1, 2013 after 15 months of work. It interfaces with the Electronic Health Information Transfer under the Statewide Automated Welfare Systems and serves more than 1.7 million Californians enrolled in Covered California.

Please use the provided CalHEERS Pre-Solicitation #32323 Comment Form for all feedback. All information contained within the provided Pre-Solicitation RFP #32323 documents, including dates specified in Section 1.4, Key Action Dates, are subject to change at the State’s discretion. No proposals will be accepted or reviewed as part of this Pre-Solicitation. All comments are due to the Procurement Official identified in Pre-Solicitation RFP #32323: Section 1.5, Procurement Official and Contact Information, by 5:00 p.m. P.T. on April 20, 2018.

To view the CalHEERS SDMO Services Pre-Solicitation RFP #32323.

To visit Cal eProcure.

Michael Muth Named Assistant Project Director for eWIC MIS Project

Michael Muth has been named the Assistant Project Director for the eWIC MIS Project. The eWIC MIS Project is a $98 million statewide IT system implementation, which requires the State to implement a new management information system (MIS) and integrate with California’s existing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system by the federal mandate of October 1, 2020. Michael has spent the past 15 months as the Assistant Project Manager. In addition to his new management responsibilities, Michael will continue to coordinate the Project’s communications and organizational change management efforts, which support the successful transition of 3,300+ end users, approximately one million WIC participants, and thousands of grocers statewide.

Michael has 10+ years working on projects of various size and scope, in both the private and public sectors. He worked in the Change Management Office at the Department of FI$Cal, where he led project activities and supported departments and end users with system adoption. Prior to working for the State, he worked for the Center for Digital Government, which provided him the opportunity to see firsthand the great work and positive impact the public sector has on its constituents.

“I get enjoyment out of service,” states Michael. In addition to his work on the eWIC MIS Project, Michael volunteers his time working at various fundraisers or events throughout the year as well as at a local winery where he hosts trivia and other events.

He is a graduate from California State University, Sacramento. He also holds certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, an ITIL Foundation in IT Service Management, and a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner in organizational change management.

David Miller to Lead the CWDS Infrastructure Team

David Miller was recently promoted to manage the CWDS Infrastructure Team. As Infrastructure Supervisor, he will be responsible for developing, configuring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all infrastructure components. This role includes maintaining the CWS/CMS infrastructure, including a $30 million yearly budget, while CWDS works to develop CWS-CARES.

David began his state career in 1999 with the Health and Human Services Data Center, Interim Statewide Automated Welfare System (ISAWS). He has spent the past 17 years with the Child Welfare Services/Case Management System’s (CWS/CMS) Operations Division providing technical expertise for many critical CWS/CMS projects.

David was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, where he graduated from CSU Northridge before joining the U.S. Air Force. Please join us in congratulating David on his new role.