In January 2014, DAS/BEST announced a new partnership with NIC Inc., the dominant provider of official eGovernment services, to provide self-funded solutions and manage the state’s official web portal; http://www.ct.gov. The initial three-year contract agreement was recently extended to 2020.
The State of Connecticut awarded this contract to Connecticut Interactive (CI) for the development of eGovernment services. The contract enables CI’s local staff to work with agencies, leveraging the latest technology, tools, and techniques to develop innovative online services for state agencies. These resources supplement agency staff to build upon the core expertise of each team. This contract was competitively bid through the State’s procurement process, giving agencies statewide the ability to engage CI without a completing a separate RFP process.