Colorado Medicaid Enterprise Solutions (CMES) Procurement

Last updated: 4/6/2023

Procurement documents are not available on this website. All official procurement documents are available on Colorado's statewide procurement website.

Pyramid representation of Colorado Medicaid Enterprise Solutions (CMES): Foundation, Continuity, Modularity, Integration, and Operational Excellence

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) is responsible for administering Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) and is currently developing a procurement process that will result in redefining systems and business processes for Health First Colorado. The overall goal is to enhance the current system foundation built through the COMMIT project which replaced the Colorado legacy Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) in 2017. Colorado plans to continue to build upon the foundation of the current MMIS with a service delivery model that is both flexible and adaptable and updated with modular tools that will provide best-in-class capabilities to Department members, providers, stakeholders and staff. The purpose of this page is to provide vendors who may bid on the proposed scope(s) of work an understanding of the communication vehicles, the proposed plan, the new procurement process, and the procurement timelines. Additionally, this page is a resource for stakeholders for the CMES procurement process and status.

The Department is committed to continuous improvements to modernize its existing information systems and align business processes to improve operations of the Health First Colorado and CHP+ programs.  

The CMES procurement signifies the Department's planning, preparation, integration, and eventual operational work to procure its core systems as well as a new CMES Integration Data and Alignment (MIDA) vendor that will ensure CMES services are procured and implemented without disruption to Health First Colorado members, providers, stakeholders, or staff.

On Feb. 25, 2022 the Department hosted an informational webinar about its CMES Procurements. The slides and the recording of the presentation are available now.

For the most up to date information about each procurement, please visit the appropriate page.

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Procurement Overview

Each of the MES solicitations will be conducted through the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) or by a traditional Request for Proposal (RFP) process. The advantage of the new ITN process is that it allows each solicitation to separate system and operational modules which can then be awarded to different vendors, based on the best technology/solutions available to meet department needs. The ITN process allows for more flexibility in selecting the best services and vendor(s) for each component of each project.

For more information about the Invitation to Negotiate process for vendors, refer to the ITN Presentation.

For the MES procurements, the Department may release an ITN for each system and the ITN for each procurement may include multiple operational modules. The ITN process allows for vendors to respond to as many modules as they would like and allows the Department to select the vendor(s) who can best provide the services needed for each module.