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UI Modernization Project Update

May 2020


This communication is part of our ongoing commitment to keep you informed of the progress of our agency’s Modernization Program. The goal of our Modernization Program is to replace the aging computer systems that support receipt of unemployment insurance taxes, payment of unemployment insurance benefits, and delivery of employment services. Further, this effort will transform business processes to take advantage of opportunities and benefits available through new system capabilities and better meet the needs of our customers - Oregonians and Oregon businesses. (Please open in Chrome or Firefox if you're having trouble seeing this message.) 


Welcome to May's edition of the UI Modernization Project Update. Here are a few things we've been working on the past month....

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first: thank you

Our most sincere thank you to each of you who participated in the evaluation process. A significant number of people committed a substantial amount of time and effort to this process. We appreciate every one of you who balanced your usual workload while contributing your expertise, experience, creative ideas and commitment toward building the very best solution possible to serve our customers well. Thank you. 

next step, notice of intent to award

All of the scoring is done and we hope to make an announcement soon about which of the two final vendors was selected by issuing a "Notice of Intent to Award" to. In our pattern of measuring twice to cut once, it's important that we plan carefully for the next step before we move forward. (Learn more about the Notice of Intent to Award in the sidebar).

and then, contract negotiations

If the vendor accepts the intent to award, we begin negotiating the contract -- the last step before signing a contract.The negotiations team will develop the statement of work (also called a SOW) and will work with the vendor's contract negotiation team to come to agreement on the details of the contract, including what their work will include, the timeline, and how we'll assess along the way.

welcoming teammates in new roles...

Salena DLCF

Salena De La Cruz-Forsythe has accepted a rotation on the program team as the Organizational Change Management Analyst. Welcome Salena!


what we mean when we say...

means a written notice that the evaluation phase is complete. It also names the vendor who is being considered for the award. The vendor then has the opportunity to accept the intent to award, and enter the contract negotiation phase.

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