RD406 - Request for Information (RFI) No. ELECT-200629-SVRS Options & Cost Estimates to Replace VERIS Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS)

Executive Summary:

The 2019 session of the Virginia General Assembly in House Bill (HB) 1700 directed ELECT to develop a draft RFP for potential replacement of VERIS and to submit it to both the House and Senate Appropriations committees. The 2020 session of the General Assembly in HB29 directed ELECT to release an RFI to seek information on replacement of VERIS and report on the options and potential costs.

The RFI issued by the Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) was not a solicitation for competitive procurement, but simply a fact-gathering process to replace its current voter registration system (VERIS) with a modern, robust system, elicited non-binding estimates of cost, and evaluate current market information regarding existing voter registration and election management systems; no contract award was generated from an RFI.

In an effort to ensure that ELECT’s future Request for Proposal (RFP) promotes a maximum response, the Request for Information (RFI) was issued to solicit vendor solutions for voter registration and election management systems.