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Independent Review Services Description:

The Vendor shall provide the Secretary of Agency of Digital Services (ADS) - Chief Information Officer (CIO) & independent expert review of any Agency/Department recommendation for any Information Technology (IT) activity when its total cost is $1,000,000.00 or greater or when CIO requires one.

The State has identified two sub-categories for Independent Reviews, Standard & Complex. The State will identify in the Statement of Work - Request for Proposal (SOW-RFP) the sub-category they are seeking.  The State shall not consider bids greater than the maximum value indicated below for this category.

•  Standard Independent Review -  $25,000 Maximum
•  Complex Independent Review -  $50,000 Maximum

Per Vermont Statute 3 V.S.A. 2222, the Secretary of Administration (SoA) shall obtain independent expert review of any recommendation for any Information Technology (IT) initiated after July 1, 1996, as Information Technology (IT) activity is defined by subdivision (a) (10), when its total cost is $1,000,000 or greater or when required by the State Chief Information Officer (CIO). Documentation of this Independent Review shall be included when plans are submitted for review pursuant to subdivisions (a)(9) and (10) of this section.

The Independent Review shall include:

•  An acquisition cost assessment
•  A technology architecture review
•  An implementation plan assessment
•  A cost analysis & model for benefit analysis
•  A procurement negotiation advisory services Contract
•  An impact analysis on net operating costs for the Agency/Department carrying out the activity

In addition, from time to time special reviews of the advisability & feasibility of certain types of IT strategies may be required.

Requirements/Capabilities & Methodologies:
•  Identify acquisition & lifecycle costs
•  Assess Wide Area Network (WAN) and/or Local Area Network (LAN) impact
•  Assess risks and/or review technical risk assessments of an IT project including security, data classification(s),
     subsystem designs, architectures, & computer systems in terms of their impact on costs, benefits, schedule &
     technical performance
•  Assess, evaluate & critically review implementation plans
•  Adequacy of support for conversion & implementation activities
•  Adequacy of Agency/Department & partner staff to provide Project Management
•  Adequacy of planned testing procedures
•  Acceptance/readiness of staff
•  Schedule soundness
•  Adequacy of training pre & post project
•  Assess proposed technical architecture to validate conformance to the State’s “strategic direction"
•  Insure system use toolsets & strategies are consistent with the State's CIO policies, including security &
     digital records management
•  Assess the architecture of the proposed hardware & software with regard to security & systems integration
     with other applications within the Agency/Department, and within the Agency/Department & existing or
     planned Enterprise Applications
•  Perform cost & schedule risk assessments to support various alternatives to meet mission need, recommend
     alternative courses of action when one or more interdependent segment(s) or phase(s) experience a delay, &
     recommend opportunities for new technology insertions
•  Assess the architecture of the proposed hardware & software with regard to the state of the art in this
•  Assess a project’s backup/recovery strategy & the project’s disaster recovery plans for adequacy &
     conformance to State policy
•  Evaluate the ability of a proposed solution to meet the needs for which the solution has been proposed,
     define the ability of the operational & user staff to integrate this solution into their work

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Independent Review Services Retainer Vendors

Contract Vendor     Expiration
37799 22nd Century Technologies Inc. Crystal Cooper 908.765.0002
ext 251
37624 ARC Business Solutions Inc. Darwin Perrier  403.589.6448 01/24/2021
37269 Archetype Consulting Inc. Max Gomez
Chris Durfee
37275 Berry Dunn, McNeil & Parker LLC Charles Leadbetter  207.541.2249 10/31/2020
37280 CMA Consulting Inc. Jon Barry  518.783.9003 10/31/2020
37889 CNC Consulting Andy Charlery  201.541.9121 03/31/2021
38021 Coeur Business Group Inc. Dan McLane 314.603.6035 04/14/2021
37884 Cogent Infotech Corporation Justin Acord 972.200.0109
37279 Competitive Computing Inc. - C2 Nick Hinge
Marty Thieret
37581 Compugain Holding Corpoartion Ganesh Rajagopal  702.956.7032 12/31/2020
37879 CSG Government Solutions Inc. Kirk Swanson 312.423.2103 03/31/2021
37971 DatamanUSA LLC Jason Hargrove  720.248.3121 04/14/2021
38402 Data Transfer Solutions LLC Allen Ibaugh 407.382.5222 06/30/2021
37888 Elegant Enterprise-Wide Solutions Inc. Priyanka 703.609.3076 04/14/2021
38403 Focused HR Solutions LLC Christina Holcombe 678.385.6120 06/30/2021
37650 Green River Data Analysis LLC Ian Kozak  802.257.0641 01/14/2021
37893 Healthtech Solutions LLC Penni Hays  502.352.2460 04/14/2021
32121 Information Resource Group Inc. - IRG Harshdeep Bhasin  573.632.6474 07/15/2020
37282 Janus Software Inc. DBA Janus Associates Patricia Fisher 203.251.0200 10/31/2020
31935 KnowledgeWave Inc. Eric Sokolowski  802.864.0456 06/30/2020
37791 KPMG LLP Geoffrey S. Plante  518.427.4810 02/28/2021
37283 Mincar Consulting Jennifer Mincar  802.363.0170 10/31/2020
37883 Mirage Software Inc. DBA
Bourntec Solutions Inc.
Sruthi Reddy 573.644.3076 03/31/2021
38298 MTX Group Inc. Liam Bowley 516.402.7662 06/14/2021
37582 Nam Technologies Inc. Kas Sistla  678.341.5166 12/31/2020
37289 Newgrange IT Consulting LLC Annemarie Curley  802.448.2490 10/31/2020
37621 New York Global Consultants Inc. Email  888-662-6888
ext 119
37653 NWN Corporation Ted Shea 781.472.3453 03/31/2021
32139 Paul E. Garstki, JD DBA Paul Garstki Consulting Paul E. Garstki  802.552.0129 07/18/2020
37538 Presidio Networking Solutions LLC Chris Kingston  802.318.4420 12/31/2020
32028 Rolta Advizex Technologies Inc. Michael Covell 857.257.4395 07/06/2020
38994 Securance LLC Gillian Tedeschi 877.578.0215
ext. 111
37664 SHI International Corp. Nick Repp  603.573.6187 01/31/2021
32066 Strategic Technology Services Inc. David Gadway  802.363.7414 05/17/2020
33921 Trillium Solutions Inc. Thomas Craig 503.567.8422
ext 4
33881 Viva USA Inc. Vignesh Uthandi 847.960.5315 05/31/2020
37671 WEX Health Inc. Steve Cudley 402.575.4016 01/31/2021

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