August 2, 2017
It is the intent of this RFP to work in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) to provide Arizona taxpayers the ability, through the Bidder, to pay taxes using major credit cards as an alternative to customary tax remittance processes. The Bidder will be an authorized agent of the State pursuant to A.R.S. § 35-142 (K) for the sole purpose of providing this service.
As payment for the availability and convenience of the activity, the Bidder shall charge the credit card of the taxpayers for fees in an amount the Bidder and the State agree may be charged to the taxpayers using the system(s). This is an agreement for which there is no cost to the State of Arizona. The Bidder is remunerated for services performed through its retention of the fees charged to users at levels agreed upon between the State and the Bidder. No proposal requiring funding from or by the State will be considered.
The successful Bidder will be under contract by the State Treasurer and Department of Revenue beginning when the contract is signed (initial contract term is three years), with two possible one-year extensions thereafter. This contract may be used to provide similar services, in the future, to other state agencies. All formal inquiries or requests for significant or material clarification or interpretation must be directed in writing or by e-mail to: Arizona State Treasurer’s Office, 1700 West Washington, Phoenix, Arizona 85007, RFPproposal@aztreasury.gov.
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