The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers that will provide consulting services for the development and upgrade of the current Medicaid Eligibility Data System (MEDS), with a major developmental milestone of ACA compliant operational capacity by January, 2013, in addition to MVA‘s goal of provisional real-time eligibility determination by January 2014. MVA is specifically interested in vendor solutions that advance the MITA maturity and CMS compliance of MEDS, especially with regard to real-time eligibility determinations taking place using service oriented architecture (SOA).