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Notice of Intent to Award: Solicitation HBEX8 - CalHEERS Project -- Independent Verification & Validation Services

In consideration of the response to the California Health Benefit Exchange (“Exchange”) Solicitation HBEX8 “CalHEERS Project Independent Verification & Validation Services” Request for Proposals, the Exchange announces its intent to award a contract to Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) based on the final scores listed below:

Proposal Final Score (Possible 600)

1. Visionary Integration Professionals -- 600
2. Informatix Inc. -- 485.76
3. Engage Integrated Systems Technology -- 478
4. Eclipse Solutions -- 466.55
5. Alexan International -- 455.99

Three other proposals were deemed non-responsive for failure to pass the Corporate Qualifications minimum scoring requirement. One proposal submitted was deemed non-responsive because it contained cost data in Volume I. These proposals were not subject to further evaluation or final scores.

The award will be final at the end of the five (5) business day period allowed for protest of the award in the Request for Proposals Section 1.11. The protest period commences on July 16, 2012 and ends at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 20, 2012. Any protest of the tentative award must meet the criteria described in Section 1.11 “Protest Process” of the HBEX8 Request for Proposals, Addendum 2 which is available at

Protests must be mailed or delivered to:

Office of Systems Integration
Attn: Lori Smith
2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 370
Sacramento, CA 95833