The Rhode Island Department of Administration/Division of Purchases, on behalf of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Program is soliciting proposals from qualified MIS Transfer and Implementation services firms to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for the provision of MIS Transfer and Implementation services throughout the testing, pilot, implementation and hosting/maintenance phases of a new MIS solution (Crossroads SAM MIS) for RI WIC in accordance with the terms of this Request for Proposals and the State’s General Conditions of Purchase, which may be obtained at the Rhode Island Division of Purchases Home Page by Internet at www.purchasing.ri.gov.
The RIDOH intends to replace the existing RI WIC information system used for RI WIC participant certification, food benefit issuance and many other program operations. It is the intent of RIDOH to hire an experienced Transfer and Implementation Contractor who will, in cooperation with RI WIC and the Quality Assurance and eWIC Contractors, develop and carry out a Transfer and Implementation plan which will encompass phases for the planning, development, testing, pilot, and rollout of a new eWIC-capable MIS system. This plan shall, at a minimum, include:
• Creating a work plan and schedule
• Configuring the selected MIS to correspond to the needs of RI WIC
• Converting data from legacy system to new MIS
• Testing, training, and creating/maintaining documentation
• Assisting the installation of the MIS system in the state and local agencies
• Hosting system during and after transfer to the new system
Interdepartmental Project Manager
Department of Administration
Division of Purchases
One Capitol Hill, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02908
Question and proposal submissions should be handled using the methods described in the Request for Proposal solicitation information document. All questions should be addressed to David Francis.