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Maryland/US Virgin Islands RFP for WIC EBT QA Services
Solicitation No.

The State of Maryland and the US Virgin Islands (USVI) are working to replace the current paper-based benefit issuance systems with an electronic benefit transfer ("EBT") system, e-WIC.  This e-WIC system will be an on-line, outsourced solution for both Maryland and the USVI.

Separate e-WIC systems will be developed and implemented for Maryland and for the USVI by the same e-WIC Processor.  However, since both programs utilize the same MIS, there are synergies that can be realized via the common elements of each system.

Design, development and testing, including the User Acceptance Test ("UAT") will be completed concurrently for both systems.  Following a successful UAT, Maryland will implement a three-month pilot, followed by a staggered statewide rollout.  The USVI pilot will commence midway through the Maryland rollout.

Maryland is seeking a provider of quality assurance ("QA") services to evaluate, assess, recommend, and track progress of the implementation of e-WIC systems in Maryland and the USVI.  QA evaluation shall include, but is not limited to, cost, schedule, scope, quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and consistency of deliverables by the e-WIC Processor throughout the e-WIC project lifecycle.

Procurement Type
Full and Open Competition
Solicitation Type
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Contract Type
Firm Fixed Price
541519 - Other Computer Related Services
Release Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Close Date
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Projected Award Date
Monday, February 23, 2015
Point of Contact (POC)
Anne Jewell, Procurement Officer
Maryland State Treasurer’s Office
Louis L. Goldstein Treasury Building
80 Calvert Street, Room 109
Annapolis, Maryland 21401