Independent Review

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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
37624 ARC Business Solutions Inc. Darwin Perrier  403.589.6448 01/24/2021
37269 Archetype Consulting Inc. Christine Werneke  802.522.6863 11/18/2020
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
38021 Coeur Business Group Inc. Dan McLane 314.603.6035 04/14/2021
37884 Cogent Infotech Corporation Manish Jaiswal  646.644.3049 03/31/2021
37279 Competitive Computing Inc. - C2 Marty Thieret  802.764.1700 10/31/2020
37581 Compugain Holding Corpoartion Ganesh Rajagopal  702.956.7032 12/31/2020
37879 CSG Government Solutions Inc. Jeffrey Leintz  312.444.2760 03/31/2021
37971 DatamanUSA LLC Jason Hargrove  720.248.3121 04/14/2021
37888 Elegant Enterprise-Wide Solutions Inc. Priyanka 703.609.3076 04/14/2021
32073 GCR Inc. Greg Amato  860.559.6354  
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 07/15/2019
37282 Janus Software Inc. DBA Janus Associates Patricia Fisher 203.251.0200 10/31/2020
31935 KnowledgeWave Inc. Eric Sokolowski  802.864.0456 06/30/2019
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
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
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37653 NWN Corporation Ted Shea 781.472.3453 03/31/2021
32075 Object Technology Solutions Inc. - OSTI David Nash  913.345.9080 07/15/2019
32139 Paul E. Garstki, JD DBA Paul Garstki Consulting Paul E. Garstki  802.552.0129 07/18/2019
37538 Presidio Networking Solutions LLC Chris Kingston  802.318.4420 12/31/2020
32112 Red River Computer Co. Inc. James Connal  703.880.9721  
32028 Rolta Advizex Technologies Inc. Kerilyn Caldwell  603.793.7732 07/06/2019
37664 SHI International Corp. Nick Repp  603.573.6187 01/31/2021
32066 Strategic Technology Services Inc. David Gadway  802.363.7414 05/17/2019
32122 Versatile Communications Inc. Mary Beth Jokela  508.597.2815 07/15/2019
33918 WTB & Associates LLC Bill Bates  802.793.9670 05/31/2019

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