This Request for Proposals (hereinafter referred to as the “RFP”) is issued by the Bureau of Health Services Financing (hereinafter referred to as “Medicaid” or “BHSF”) through the Department of Health (hereinafter referred to as “Department” or “DHH”) for soliciting Proposals as allowed by Louisiana Revised Statute 39:1503 from bona fide, qualified Proposers for the purpose of obtaining staff augmentation to assist in determining the direction of Louisiana Medicaid Management Information System (LMMIS) and Medicaid Eligibility Data System (MEDS). The vision of the Department focuses on the need to improve our service delivery to our external customers and providers, as well as improving work processes and tools for our staff. Toward this end, the Department of Health (DHH) will need assistance in performing an in-depth analysis of needs, available technology, and State and Federal requirements to identify opportunities to reduce duplication of services and to increase performance. Additionally, the Contractor will work with LDH in the collection of requirements, developing Advance Planning Documents (APDs) and any associated necessary documents (e.g., Implementation APD, APD, and APD Update). Assistance is needed to augment staff throughout the development, award and contract negotiation processes for Solicitation for Proposal (SFP) or Request for Proposals (RFP) development regarding LMMIS services and MEDS, as well as RFPs for Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services. The successful proposer will assist in ensuring LDH obtains the maximum benefit in technology, business processes and human resources.