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Request for Proposal - Closed


Mississippi, Rhode Island, Maine Unemployment Insurance Consortium Request For Proposal: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)


UPDATED: Download the RFP (PDF)

Revised: 6/22/2015 with Addendum C, Addendum A, and Schedule Changes
Appendix C - Terms and Conditions (Word)

Addendum E ​- August 12, 2015 (PDF) - Schedule Change
Addendum D - July 30, 2015 (PDF)
Questions and Answers from Vendors - July 24, 2015 (Updated: 7/30/2015)
RFP Bidders Webinar Attendee List (PDF) - April 28 & June 29
Addendum C – June 22, 2015 (PDF)
NOTICE – May 28, 2015 (PDF)
Addendum B – May 11, 2015 (PDF)
Addendum A – May 5, 2015 (PDF)
Original RFP (Issued 4/20/2015)


Circulation Date: April 20, 2015
Proposal Submission Date: September 14, 2015; 5:00 PM EDT to

The US Department of Labor offered an opportunity to develop a joint, multi-tenant UI (Unemployment Insurance) technology system in consortium through UIPL-18-12. The state agencies responsible for administration of the unemployment insurance (UI) programs of Mississippi, Rhode Island, and Maine (MRM), their governors, and their executive directors have committed to create this development, contingent upon adequate funding provided by the US Department of Labor. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) has completed the modernization to their UI System, which will be the basis for Maine and Rhode Island’s modernization. The multi-tenant solution will be based upon the MDES existing UI System and will be created in a cloud environment, operated by the MRM and funded through subscriptions paid to the MRM by each state.

In 2012, MDES received grant funds to partner with additional states and develop a multi-state UI Benefits and Tax system. Refer to Appendix A, Technical Architecture, for a detailed technical description of MDES UI System and MRM. Refer to Appendix E for a high-level MRM consortium deployment schedule that depicts planned deployment dates and environment availability dates.

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) together with its subsidiary, Center for Employment Security Education and Research / Information Technology Support Center (ITSC) is releasing this RFP for an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud solution on behalf of MRM. The purpose of the RFP is to procure a vendor for cloud infrastructure and managed services to host and manage MRM unemployment insurance infrastructure.