Rail Safety and Security Information Management System (RSSIMS)
Requirements and RFP Development
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) contracted with another vendor to develop requirements for the RSSIMS system. The requirements developed through the initial engagement did not meet industry standards or the expectations of the CPUC, and the deliverable was rejected and the firm was dismissed. After rejecting the deliverable, the CPUC contracted with Continuity Consulting to analyze and develop the requirements for the RSSIMS to enable the CPUC to issue an RFP for the development of a new Rail Safety and Security Information Management System.
The Continuity Consulting team completed the following activities:
- Re-structure, re-group, and re-categorize the existing requirements
- Identify gaps and questions for clarification
- High level review of requirements – including data migration, interfaces, and functional and non-functional requirements
- Validate existing requirements and clarify additional requirements
- Mapping of existing requirements to FSR for traceability
- Detailed requirements by area
- Document and/or update process flows
- Glossary and definition of terms
- Review system architecture and provide an assessment
- Conduct Assessment of the CPUC Application Server Production Architecture and the Application Development and User Development/Testing Server Architecture
- Analysis of the current architecture diagrams and associated descriptions
- Suggestions for improvement in the architecture structure
- Edited diagrams and descriptions
- Assist with the development of the RFP, including the evaluation criteria and scoring methodology.
- Detailed requirements were gathered and documented on time and within budget
- The Continuity team was retained for additional work, including the development of the solicitation documents (RFP) and support of the procurement process.
- CPUC was very pleased with the work completed.
“Thank you for a very successful engagement. It has been a pleasure working with Continuity Consulting. We will send future RFO’s to Continuity and look forward to responses to them.” (CPUC Project Manager)