Report 2015-605 Recommendation 7 Responses
Report 2015-605: High Risk - Covered California: It Must Ensure Its Financial Sustainability Moving Forward, and Its Use of Sole-Source Contracts Needs Improvement (Release Date: February 2016)
Recommendation #7 To: Covered California
To ensure that CalHEERS does not face delays and cost overruns in the implementation of planned releases, Covered California should immediately contract with an independent party for IV&V services to highlight and address potential risks going forward.
6-Month Agency Response
The IV&V contract was awarded to Infinity Consulting Group. The IV&V services commenced on July 1, 2016 and will continue for 12 months with an additional two (1) year optional extensions.
- Completion Date: July 2016
- Response Date: August 2016
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
60-Day Agency Response
The CalHEERS project released a Request for Offer in late March 2016, to procure Quality Assurance and IV&V services. The contract is expected to be in place for the start of the new Fiscal Year on July 1, 2016.
- Estimated Completion Date: 7/1/2016
- Response Date: April 2016
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented
Once the contract with an independent party for IV&V services is executed, we will report this recommendation as fully implemented.
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.