The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and the Center for Employment Security Education Research (CESER) are seeking to contract with a vendor to conduct an Information Technology Security Audit of the State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) following the National Institute of Standards and Technology security guidelines. NASWA/CESER administers SIDES through an agreement with the US Department of Labor.
SIDES is a private data center hosted web-based system that allows electronic transmission of information requests, inclusive of PII data, from Unemployment Insurance (UI) agencies to employers and/or Third-party Administrators (TPAs), as well as transmission of replies containing the requested information back to the UI agencies. Note Many employers choose to use a service or TPA to assist with Unemployment Insurance Compensation claims filing and their UI tax reporting responsibilities.
State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) Security Audit (.pdf)RFP:
State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) Security Audit (.doc)
Addendum A (8/20/2018) : Change to Q&A Deadline to 8/21/2018Addendum B (8/24/2018): Change to Q&A Responses Date and Proposal DeadlineAddendum C (8/27/2018): Change to Q&A Responses and Proposal DeadlineAddendum D (8/28/28): Change Propsal Deadline to September 10, 2018
Bidders Webinar Recording (8/20/2018)(Official Responses to Questions presented during the webinar will be posted on 8/24 below)
UPDATE 10/17: Changes to Timeline are in Red below.
Friday 8/24/18Tuesday 8/28/18