The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified and experienced proposers that provide Independent Verification & Validation (IV & V) services for MMIS enterprises and MMIS replacement projects.  The Louisiana Department of Health seeks to obtain an IV&V contractor to perform two areas of IV & V services:  the monitoring of operations of the existing MMIS, and IV & V services for the Design, Development and Implementation (DDI) of a replacement MMIS.   The MMIS Replacement Project DDI is intended to replace the entire MMIS Enterprise including, but not limited to, claims processing, pharmacy point of sale (POS), data warehouse (MARS/DW), authorized services, and other support systems with a state-of-the-art, HIPAA compliant, rules-driven, on-line, real-time, web-based MMIS that is versatile in its architecture, structure, and code to support the evolving business needs of Louisiana’s Medicaid program.  The IV&V Contractor will verify the LDH chosen solution meets business and technical requirements in order to obtain CMS Certification for the chosen MMIS Replacement.