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RFP: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Through this Request for Proposals ("RFP"), Wichita and Affiliated Tribes seeks proposals from qualified firms ("Firms") to conduct a comprehensive review and assessment of the agency's current technology, and deliver recommendations for immediate remediation as well as develop a long term technology road map to meet the outlined Business Objectives below.

We are seeking Firms to conduct an independent, comprehensive assessment of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribe's Information Technology infrastructure and business applications. The Firm will produce a Technology Assessment Report and a strategic plan that proposes tactical recommendations to meet the stated Business Objectives.

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes is a Tribal Government entity that serves the Wichita and Affiliated people of Southwest Oklahoma and members across the United States. The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes provides a variety of tribal services for the Wichita and Affiliated Tribal Members including but not limited to: Health, Education, Historic Preservation, Juvenile Services, Child Welfare, Housing, Administration, Suicide Prevention, Maintenance, Childcare, and Environmental Protection.  Read more about the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes at www.wichitatribe.com.

To service the needs of the Wichita and Affiliated tribal members, the Tribe works with a variety of external entities: daycares, utility companies, developers, vendors, other tribes, and funding agencies. Many of our programs are federally funded, which require a working relationship with government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Interior and The Department of Health and Human Services.  

Business Objectives

 

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes' goal in this RFP is to leverage the latest technologies to address the following Business Objectives:

• Increase efficiency of the system in order to improve employee productivity

• Streamline integration between business systems

• Identify opportunities to expand functionality not being used within current business systems  

• Improve ease and accuracy of reporting

• Identify paperless environment solutions

• Ensure IT system reliability

• Ensure ease and accuracy of compliance with Federal and State regulations

• Ensure internal and external system security and business continuity

• Improve customer service in a complex environment

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

The Proposal should be presented on business letterhead and submitted electronically to marland.toyekoyah@wichitatribe.com

Proposals must be delivered no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 12, 2017.

Respondents are advised that all submissions (including those not selected for engagement) may be made available to the public on request upon completion of the process and award of a contract(s). Accordingly, any information included in the proposal that the respondent believes to be proprietary or confidential should be clearly identified as such.