The Information Technology Management Office, on behalf of the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Division of WIC Services (South Carolina WIC), is seeking proposals from qualified sources of supply to provide one-time transfer and implementation services for SCWIC and operations phase hosting, technical support, and maintenance and enhancement services post implementation. SCWIC refers to the newest version of the system originally implemented in Maryland and now operating with WIC EBT in various other states. DHEC’s Division of WIC Services administers the South Carolina WIC Program.
SCWIC will replace two current systems: 1) the WIC module of the in-house developed clinic management system known as the Client Automated Record Encounter System (CARES) and the Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) developed Vendor Management System. SCWIC will enable the implementation of WIC EBT that will replace the current WIC paper food checks or vouchers issued to participants with a magnetic stripe card for food benefit redemption at authorized WIC grocery stores. South Carolina WIC has joined with the South Carolina Department of Social Services in procuring EBT processing services from Conduent, formerly known as Xerox. South Carolina WIC EBT will be known as eWIC.
South Carolina WIC is implementing SCWIC and eWIC concurrently in compliance with the Healthy, Hunger- Free Kids Act of 2010. The SCWIC-eWIC Implementation Phase of the project is planned for the period from May 2018 through March 2020.