The Commonwealth of Virginia has renewed its $70 million contract with CGI Group, Inc. CGI will continue to supply technology solutions through Virginia’s Electronic Procurement System (eVA) until June 2016. The 2001 contract has helped the state of Virginia save over $280 million and purchase $20 billion worth of products and services. Out of the $20 billion spent by the state of Virginia, $11.6 billion was used to purchase products and solutions from small, minority and women-owned businesses, according to CGI’s press release.
CGI’s eVA has placed all Virginia procurement transactions into one electronic database, registering 38, 000 private businesses with over 5 million product solutions and caused the state of Virginia to dramatically cut processing costs.
Applauded by Virginia governor Timothy Kaine, “eVA has introduced a whole new level of procurement transparency and accountability to state officials and the general public and it has leveled the playing field for small, women, and minority-owned businesses to participate in the state’s business opportunities, ” Kaine said. “eVA has increased the Commonwealth’s efficiency, reduced the cost of government, and allowed us to leverage our buying power, all critical objectives during these tough budget times.”