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DSS/DW implementation.Would the State consider allowing DSS/DW bidders the flexibility to recommendthose activities to be conducted on-site, and eliminating the hard-and-fast requirements in Section 6.3.1.1for the DSS/DW component?Topic:Question:Question #:214Answer:The vendor should present the most effective and cost-efficient solution in their proposal.The Stateexpects that there will be a mix of on-site and off-site efforts by each of the vendors.The specific scheduleand mix of on-site/off-site work will be determined during the inital planning effort at the start of the DDIphase.The State will work with all vendors to manage project costs.However, the State does reserve theright to request specific work be conducted on-site.Section: 6.3.2page: 6printed: 08/02/2005
Final Questions and AnswersRFP 325-05-10-016 Medicaid Systems ProjectDSS - Decision Support SystemNetwork configurationPlease provide a diagram of your existing network.Topic:Question:Question #:197Answer:The state's Wide Area Network (WAN) utilizes a SONET ring backbone with ATM T1 connectivity to endpoints.A single site may have multiple ATM T1's.So, for example, the majority of the DHS RegionalHuman Service centers are connected via ATM T1s.All of the county social services offices are connectedvia ATM T1s.Exceptions are in Bismarck and Fargo where the Metro Area Networks are gigabit Ethernetand so the Regional Human Service Centers in those locations are connected to the Metro Area Networksvia gigabit Ethernet.An RFP to provide gigabit Ethernet to Grand Forks has been released.Local Area Network (LAN) connectivity varies.For LANs operated by the State (Regional Human ServiceCenters, DHS Central office) the LANs are 100 Mbit Ethernet to the desktop.For the county Social Serviceoffices LANs vary: these LANs are operated by the individual counties, and not State Government.MMIS servers will be located in the ITD Datacenter, the LAN is 100 Megabit Ethernet; Gigabit connectivityis available for selected servers.Finally, the State is in the process of implementing a second datacenter in Mandan.The connectivitybetween the Bismarck and Mandan datacenters will be a 2.5 Gigabit Resilient Packet Ring, with 750 Mbitavailable for traditional IP data.Section: 7.4.1.1Process of interfacing with PaymentThe system must capture other medical payments made through the North Dakota financial accountingsystem. Such payments may include:-Health Insurance Premium Payments or Co-payments on behalf of Recipients-Medicare Buy-In Premiums-Supplemental DSH Payments-Other Gross Level Payments or Adjustments-Premium payments made by recipients such as through the Workers with Disability Program-MCO Capitation Payments-SCHIP Premium PaymentsQuestion #:194Please thoroughly describe this process so that we can incorporate this information into our proposal.What type of feed is provided by each system?How often?What is the format of data? Etc…Topic:Question:

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