June 20, 2017
The purpose of this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is to invite qualified service providers to prepare and submit a proposal to provide cloud-based Payment Card Industry (“PCI”) compliance services to the Office of The Illinois State Treasurer (“Treasurer”) and other state agencies and units of local governments that accept credit cards through the Treasurer’s E-Pay Program (“Participants”), in accordance with the requirements defined throughout this RFP. Specifically, such PCI compliance services include the provision of a cloud-based PCI compliance portal (“Portal”) that offers administrative and management functions for the Treasurer and compliance functions to Participants as well as comprehensive customer service and technical support.
The winning Respondent (“Contractor”) shall enter into a contract with the Treasurer (“Agreement”) for an initial term of four (4) years. During this time period, the Treasurer will administer the Portal and enroll Participants into the Portal in order to access the services. Upon expiration of this term, the Treasurer may elect to extend the Agreement for a period of time agreed upon by the parties, not to exceed a total of ten (10) years, including the initial four (4) years.
Vendors that submit responses (“Respondents”) shall submit their responses to this RFP (“Proposals”) by 12:00 p.m. CT on July 20, 2017.