RFP Concept Paper # 89

Presented to Technology Governance Board (TGB)
Date Prepared: November 7, 2008

Name of RFP to be reviewed:
Technical application developer positions providing staff augmentation for IWD Unemployment Insurance Tax System Project.

Type of Bidding Document to be reviewed:
Request for Proposal

Agency:

RFP Reference #: 309NIT09187

Release Date: December 11, 2008

Projected cost over $50,000? Yes X No ___
Projected agency staff hours over 750? Yes ___ No _X_

Project Cost, Funds and Funding Source:

Please list the internal and external resources/costs for the purchase:
 
Internal Resources/Costs: 309-107-UARD / Depends upon ITQ response
 
External Resources/Costs:

Timelines:
Estimated timeline for staff augmentation contracts January, 2009 – December 31, 2009

Goal:
The goal is to augment the existing project team with three technical application development positions. These positions would augment and participate with the Unemployment Insurance Tax Redesign application development team and processes.

Iteration Developer #4 candidate must have the ability to:
Complete corrections to developed JAVA/J2EE code as issues arise from systems testing. Assist IWD staff error correction resources.
Develop applications using JAVA; J2EE; Rational Tools (including RAD, ClearCase, and ClearQuest); and Agile Development methodologies.
Develop functionality defined by the Use Cases and use interfaces for each iteration.
Develop within IWD coding standards.
Participate in the development of test plans, including Unit testing.

Iteration Developer #5 candidate must have the ability to:
Develop applications using JAVA; J2EE; Rational Tools including RAD, ClearCase, and ClearQuest; and Agile Development methodologies.
Develop functionality defined by the Use Cases and use interfaces for each iteration.
Develop within IWD coding standards.
Participate in the development of test plans, including Unit testing.
Assist IWD development staff error correction resources.

Iteration Developer #6 candidate must have the ability to:
Develop applications using JAVA; J2EE; Rational Tools including RAD, ClearCase, and ClearQuest; and Agile Development methodologies.
Develop functionality defined by the Use Cases and use interfaces for each iteration.
Develop within IWD coding standards.
Participate in the development of test plans, including Unit testing.
Assist IWD development staff error correction resources.

Background:
Iowa Workforce Development is developing a new Unemployment Insurance Tax system using source code from the State of Minnesota as a framework. IWD is managing the project and using staff augmentation to supplement existing IWD staff.

Expected Results:
What are the tangible and intangible benefits of this purchase for this agency and/or state government?
The positions will provide consistent development, documentation, and standardization.

Can these benefits be quantified in financial terms? If yes, please explain.
No.
 
How will you be more effective as a result of this purchase?
These positions would augment and participate with the Unemployment Insurance Tax Redesign application development team and processes.
 
How will service to your customers be enhanced as a result of this purchase?
These positions will provide resources necessary to complete the development of the new Unemployment Insurance Tax system.

Testing and Acceptance:
Testing and Acceptance for the Unemployment Insurance Tax Redesign application include stringent testing at the Unit, System, and Regression levels. Test criteria are documented and executed using a combination of manual and automated software tools that assist with: execution of test criteria; documentation and tracking of defects; categorization, prioritization and status of defect correction activities; documentation of criteria and final acceptance by the Unemployment Insurance Tax Division.

Some of the Interested Parties:
The interested parties include all Divisions within Iowa Workforce Development, other State Agencies, and Employers.

Some of the Recipients of this Service:
All Divisions within Iowa Workforce Development and other State Agencies using Unemployment Insurance wage data.

Standards:
Compliant with Applicable State and Federal Standards
Architecture:
Java application with Oracle database
Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery:
Iowa Workforce Development will update the appropriate portions of the IWD COOP/COG plan.
Recommendations from DAS staff and CIO Council members:

From 7 of 11 JCIO members:

a)  Is there duplication within Government? No.
b)  Can an existing program be modified to address a new need? No.
c)  Do you have any similar program in existence? No.  
d)  Have you sought RFP’s for similar programs in the past? No.  
e)  Do you have RFP’s for similar programs? No.  
f)  Do you have an RFP that could be used as a starting point for this program? No.  
g)  Is there anything you could provide that could assist the agency with this RFP? No.    
h)  Are there alternatives available to the agencies? No.
 
Recommendation of the JCIO to the TGB:
Authorize this RFP (or Sole Source Procurement) to be released for bid Yes _X_ No ___
Alternatives suggested by the JCIO (see additional comments below) Yes ___ No _X_

Additional comments: None.

Recommendation of the IT RFP Advisory Group to the TGB:
Authorize this RFP (or Sole Source Procurement) to be released for bid Yes _X_ No ___
Alternatives suggested by the advisory group (see comments below) Yes ___ No _X_

Additional comments from advisory group members: None.

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