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.

All Recommendations in 2015-605

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.