TOPEKA, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Information Network of Kansas (INK) will be continuing its outsourced eGovernment agreement with Topeka-based Kansas Information Consortium, LLC. The seven-year contract includes an annual renewal process INK can exercise to extend the contract for additional one-year periods.The new contract was approved by the INK board of directors and went into effect July 18, 2014.
Kansas Information Consortium, LLC will continue providing eGovernment services at no cost to the state.
“The board of directors is pleased to announce the execution of this long term contract with the nation’s leading provider of egovernment services,” said Jim Hollingsworth, Executive Director of the Information Network of Kansas. “This reaffirms that INK will be able to provide for a variety of large-scale eGovernment projects and sustain ongoing innovation for years to come.”
In its 22-year partnership with INK, Kansas Information Consortium has worked with more than 200 state agencies, boards, commissions, and local governments to deliver convenient online services. Currently, the company manages over 900 interactive services through http://www.kansas.gov. A member of the NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies, the company has developed a variety of online services, websites, and mobile applications for the state, including court record searches, income tax filings and property tax payments.
“Every government partnership is extremely important to us,” said Harry Herington, NIC Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “However, as our very first contract, the partnership between Kansas and NIC is especially meaningful, and I truly appreciate the confidence they place in us, as well as their continuing eGovernment leadership."
The Information Network of Kansas Inc., (INK) is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official Web site for the state of Kansas, Kansas.gov. The portal operates through a public-private relationship between INK and the Kansas Information Consortium, LLC, to help Kansas government entities Web-enable their information services. The Kansas Information Consortium builds, operates, maintains and markets Kansas.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included three times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.