Press Release: 8/7/2019
State Controller Brandon Woolf Issues Intent to Award Second Major Contract for Luma
Completion of integration services RFP process marks milestone in multi-year project
BOISE, Idaho (August 7, 2019) – Idaho State Controller Brandon Woolf today announced the office's intent to award the Luma contract for integration services to Deloitte Consulting LLP. Luma is the planned enterprise resource planning system that will modernize and transform the way the State of Idaho does business.
Deloitte became the Apparent Successful Offeror after a comprehensive vetting process utilizing experts from multiple state agencies to rate the capabilities of each bidding vendor. As the project's Lead Sponsor, Controller Woolf approved the recommendation of the State Evaluation Committee following a Luma Governance Board review and vote yesterday, allowing staff to begin final negotiations.
"I'm excited for the opportunity to work with Deloitte to integrate Luma into state government," Woolf said. "The strong, cohesive team they bring to this project gives me even more confidence that we will accomplish our goal of transforming the way the state does business with a more efficient, effective and transparent system."
Luma will serve as the backbone of all government spending in Idaho, providing a statewide, standardized experience illuminating each dollar as it works its way through the complexities of government. It brings together the Budget, Finance, Procurement, Payroll, and Human Capital Management functions of each agency into one system. This statewide enterprise system will modernize and transform the way the State of Idaho does business, improve transparency, and provide a core foundation for the future.
Deloitte is an international consulting and professional services group. Personnel from the company will work with the Luma project team to manage the complex logistics of implementing Luma's software across all state agencies. The software, Infor CloudSuite Public Sector, was provided by Infor Public Sector, Inc., which won a public bidding process in February. Employees from agencies across the state will work together with Deloitte to configure the software and meet the needs of State agencies.
The thorough selection process has taken months of collaboration among state agencies. The Idaho State Controller's Office, along with dozens of state employees have dedicated time and insight in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
"The Luma team has set a very high standard for both integrity and results in this RFP process," said Bryan Mooney, Idaho State Department of Administration Director and member of the Luma Governance Board. "Their approach has paved the way for a fruitful partnership with an experienced industry leader at a competitive price."
Luma was born in March 2018 after the Idaho Legislature recognized the need to replace the state's aging business operations systems and passed legislation allocating $102 million over five years to complete the project by 2023. The Luma Governance Board provides project oversight and is comprised of representatives from each of the five functional areas.
The Idaho State Controller's Office now enters into final contract negotiations with Deloitte. In September, the Luma Project Team will begin configuring the Infor product to meet the needs of state agencies.
For more information about Luma, visit our website: https://luma.sco.idaho.gov
About the Idaho State Controller
The elected State Controller is the chief fiscal officer of state government and manages Idaho's fiscal affairs, which includes paying all obligations of the state, processing payroll for all state employees, publishing Idaho's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), as well as maintaining the centralized financial management reporting and accounting systems. Controller Brandon Woolf is committed to conducting the business of government in an open and transparent manner and leads efforts to improve the openness of government operations, cut costs and increase accountability in state government. http://www.sco.idaho.gov
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