RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After a competitive bid process, the Commonwealth of Virginia has awarded Virginia Interactive (VI) a new enterprise services contract to provide state digital government solutions. The multi-vendor award is for five years initially and includes three one-year renewal options. This long-term commitment allows VI to work alongside the state through the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) to continue improving the efficiency and experience of government services.
Virginia Interactive works with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s agencies and localities to deliver services focused specifically on helping residents easily and conveniently interact with government. VI has been a trusted partner to the Commonwealth for state government services for more than 20 years, a partnership that has garnered more than 60 awards and accolades as an innovator in digital government services.
"Our mission is to create solutions that make interactions with state and local government simpler for citizens and businesses," said Travis Sarkees, President and General Manager of Virginia Interactive. “We look forward to many new opportunities with our long-standing and new partners to further apply our standards of customer service and innovation in the digital government space.”
Virginia Interactive has partnered with the state to create award-winning solutions like the Printable on Demand temporary vehicle tag solution for the Department of Motor Vehicles, an online payment solution for the Supreme Court of Virginia that brings flexibility and convenience to citizens, and a new innovative website for Fairfax County.
“NIC is honored that we are once again expanding our role with the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Harry Herington, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for NIC Inc. “We’re proud to continue our 20-year commitment to the state and its citizens, and we’re excited to open this new chapter in our shared story.”
VI is one of three suppliers VITA Citizen-Facing Website and Application Services contracted with to provide hosting, development, operations and maintenance, full life-cycle support and payment processing services. All Virginia public bodies can utilize the contract, including state agencies, localities, schools, colleges and universities.
Virginia has been rated by CNBC as the best state in the country in which to do business for four out of the 13 years it has conducted its annual ranking of America’s Top States for Business.
Virginia Interactive is a part of NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV), the nation’s leading provider of digital government services.
About Virginia Interactive
Virginia Interactive, LLC, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NIC and is part of the NIC family of digital government service providers, making government interactions simple for the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth of Virginia. www.virginiainteractive.org.
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is a leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The Company created the nation's first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com.