A House leader said Thursday that he plans to investigate the state’s oversight of a major technology contractor after Attorney General Ken Paxton alerted lawmakers to cost overruns in a contract.
Earlier this week, Paxton aides informed GOP state leaders’ offices that an effort to upgrade computers at the attorney general’s child support division will cost an estimated $310 million, nearly 50 percent more than estimated six years ago.
That’s forced Paxton to consider forking over tens of millions more to Accenture — or suing the vendor and taking new bids for the work, which could cost the state even more.
“This is yet another example of why we need better contract management and oversight,” House Appropriations Committee Chairman John Otto said in a written statement.
Source: Paxton flags cost overruns on Texas child-support computer contract with Accenture Dallas Morning News
NOTE: ACCENTURE IS THE FIRM THAT TOOK OVER FROM XEROX AS THE LEAD CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR FOR TEXAS MEDICAID (TMHP).