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 VII. Available RFPs/RFIs

Colorado Secretary of State’s Office
The Colorado Secretary of State wants to engage with individuals or a firm to create a software system to implement risk-limiting audits on a statewide basis. A risk-limiting audit provides strong statistical evidence that the reported election outcome is correct, and has a high probability of correcting an incorrect outcome. In general terms, Colorado will require counties to follow the ballot-level comparison audit methodology proposed by M. Lindeman & P. Stark, A Gentle Introduction to Risk-limiting Audits, IEEE Security and Privacy 2012 (March 16, 2012) (available at https://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~stark/Preprints/gentle12.pdf).

The solicitation, called a “Request for Documented Quotes”, is posted on the State of Colorado’s Vendor Self Service website. To view the solicitation, visit www.colorado.gov/vss, click on “Public Access”, and use the search terms “risk limiting audit”. Full information on the solicitation and information on how to submit a quote is available there. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm Mountain Time.

Los Angeles County
The Los Angeles County RR/CC is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) #17-001 to hear directly from vendors about their interest in potentially partnering with the County to bring the VSAP vision to fruition. Additionally, this RFI seeks input from the vendors on partnership models that would enable successful development and implementation of VSAP.

RR/CC would like to receive responses from any vendor who is interested in providing one or more components of VSAP, and encourages vendor feedback on the VSAP project being undertaken by RR/CC.

The components of VSAP are:

  • Ballot Marking Device (BMD)
  • Interactive Sample Ballot (ISB)
  • New Tally System
  • Tally System Scanners
  • Special Thermal Printers for the BMD and ballot activation mechanism
  • Vote by Mail (VBM)
  • Systems Integrator Services
  • VSAP On-going Maintenance and Support

Disclaimer: This RFI is for planning purposes only and is not an RFP, Invitation for Bid (IFB) or an obligation on the part of the County to acquire any services. Responses to this RFI are not offers and will not be accepted by the County to form a binding contract. The County reserves the right to determine how it should proceed as a result of this notice. Furthermore, those who respond to this RFI should not anticipate feedback with regard to its submission. The information provided in this RFI is subject to change and is not binding on the County.