BOISE, Idaho ÔÇô The Idaho Lottery has formally issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) from responsible, responsive, and experienced lottery gaming system vendors. The Idaho Lottery is officially soliciting bids for a fully-integrated computer gaming system and related services that will replace and/or upgrade the current system.
Last month, during a regularly scheduled meeting, the Idaho Lottery Commission voted unanimously to send the Lottery Gaming System out for bid.
"Good government practices require the Idaho Lottery to be transparent with respect to the services we contract for," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. "With a contract of this importance, we believe it is incumbent upon us to do our due diligence and examine the opportunities this may present."
This Request for Proposal is specifically for a fully-functioning, operational system capable of delivering, managing, and accounting for all current in-state and multi-state Draw Games, such as Powerball and Mega Millions, as well as inventory control and logistics for Idaho's complete portfolio of Scratch Games.
The Idaho Lottery's Request for Proposal does not constitute an expansion of gaming in the State of Idaho.
Currently, the Idaho Lottery operates 1,060 retail terminals, 318 full-service self-activated vending machines, 68 self-service machines for draw games only, and 534 electronic jackpot signs at retail locations across the Gem State.
Interested vendors are to submit Letters of Intent to Bid to the Idaho Lottery RFP Coordinator by Monday, July 11, 2016 at 5 PM Mountain Time. Full proposals are to be submitted to the Idaho Lottery RFP Coordinator by Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5 PM Mountain Time.
Copies of the complete RFP may be obtained from the Idaho Lottery website at: https://idaholottery.com/rfp/. Interested vendors may also formally request, in writing, a hard copy from the Idaho State Lottery at 1199 Shoreline Lane, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83702. Any questions about the RFP, the technical requirements, or specifications of the RFP should be made in accordance with the rules, guidelines, and provisions of the RFP and done in coordination with the Idaho Lottery's RFP Coordinator, Deputy Director for Security and Enforcement, Amber French.
"It is our fiduciary responsibility when providing economic opportunity in the Gem State to find the best value for the people of Idaho while maintaining the highest quality standards in our industry," added Anderson. "As stewards of the Idaho Lottery, taking this large vendor contract out to bid is the responsible decision."
The current contract for these services is held by INTRALOT USA, Inc., located in Alpharetta, Georgia. The current agreement was reached in late 2006 with operations beginning in mid- February 2007. It will expire on September 30, 2017.
To date, the Idaho Lottery has paid the current vendor, INTRALOT USA, Inc., $36.3 million over the last nine years under the current contract.
ABOUT THE IDAHO LOTTERY
The Idaho Lottery responsibly provides a variety of entertaining games featuring Powerball, Mega Millions, Scratch GamesTM, and PullTabs with a high degree of integrity to maximize the dividend for Idaho public schools and the permanent building fund. Since their inception in 1989, the Idaho Lottery has sold over $2.95 billion in products, awarded over $1.77 billion in prizes to players, returned more than $172.6 million in retail commissions, and distributed $694.5 million in Lottery dividends to Idaho public schools and the Permanent Building Fund. To learn more, please visit www.idaholottery.com.