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Electronic Payment Acceptance Services (EPAY) and Credit Card Acceptance Services

The Department of General Services, Procurement Division (DGS PD) has established multi-year Master Service Agreements (MSAs) for payment services as follows: 
  • Electronic Payment Acceptance Services (EPAY) including:
    • Credit and Debit Card Processing
    • Web and Tel E-Check Processing
    • Electronic Check Conversion and Remote Deposit
    • Electronic Fund Transfer
  • Credit Card Acceptance Services (for American Express® cards)
These MSAs allow state agencies to accept payment made by means of a credit card or other payment devices.  DGS PD also makes these MSAs available to local governmental agencies and NASPO ValuePoint State entities as noted within each MSA contract. 
 

Electronic Payment Acceptance Services (EPAY) MSAs

Overview

The Electronic Payment Acceptance Services (EPAY) MSA contracts provide the following service categories to participating agencies: 

  • Category 1 - Credit and Debit Card Processing 
  • Category 2 - E-Check Processing 
  • Category 3 - Electronic Check Conversion / Remote Deposit Processing
  • Category 4 - General Electronic Payment Processing (Electronic Fund Transfer)

The EPAY MSA contracts are designated as mandatory for State of California agencies that seek to acquire credit and debit card payment acceptance services.  Local governmental agencies and NASPO ValuePoint State entities’ use of these MSAs is optional and allowed as noted below. 


MSA User Instructions

Ordering agencies are instructed to review the following User Instructions for ordering information and usage rules: 

For questions on subscription agreement execution, please contact the State Contract Administrator. 


MSA Contracts

MSA contract documents are available on Cal eProcure (View/Search Contracts).

Contract No.    Contractor  Service
Categories 
Availability  Expiration 
5-10-99-01  First Data Merchant Services     1,2,3,4  State Agencies, Local Agencies and NASPO ValuePoint participating entities  05/31/19
5-10-99-02   Elavon, Inc.   1,3  State and Local Agencies   05/31/19

 

Credit Card Acceptance (American Express) MSA

Overview

The Credit Card Acceptance MSA 5-09-99-01 with American Express Travel Related Services, Inc. (Contractor) provides American Express® card acceptance services to participating State agencies and local governmental agencies.  Use of this MSA is mandatory for State agencies seeking to accept the American Express® card as a means of electronic payment.

Note: Agencies participating under this MSA are also required to obtain credit card processing services through one of the current EPAY MSA contractors (listed above) for authorization, capture, and routing services for American Express® cards.  

MSA User Instructions

Ordering agencies are instructed to review the following User Instructions for ordering information and usage rules:


MSA Contract

MSA contract documents are available on Cal eProcure (View/Search Contracts).

Contract No.    Contractor      Availability    Expiration 
5-09-99-01  American Express Travel Related
Services Company, Inc.                     
    State and Local Agencies         06/30/21

State Contract Administrator

For questions, please contact the State Contract Administrator below:

Julie Matthews
Department of General Services
Procurement Division
707 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, MS 202
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Phone:   916.375.4612
Fax:       916.375.4663
Email:    julie.matthews@dgs.ca.gov

RFP 5169909

EPAY Pre-Release Draft Exhibits

The Department of General Services (DGS), Procurement Division, is pre-releasing a DRAFT of the Request for Proposal (RFP) # 5169909 Exhibits to seek input and feedback from potential suppliers for the Electronic Payment Acceptance Services (EPAY) Master Service Agreements (MSAs).

To access a copy of the pre-release from Cal eProcure:

 

Go to Cal eProcure – (https://www.caleprocure.ca.gov/pages/index.aspx)

  • Click on "Get Public Procurement Information"

  • Click on "See Current Bids"

  • Enter "3824" in the Event ID field and click

  • Click on "RFI: Pre-Release: RFP 5169909 Electronic Payment Acceptance Services MSA" at the bottom of the page

  • Click on "View Event Package"

  • Click  to access the pre-release documents

If you have difficulty viewing or downloading attachments please contact Kimberley Hettrick at kimberley.hettrick@dgs.ca.gov


Cal eProcure

DGS will be releasing the Electronic Payment Acceptance Services (EPAY) Request for Proposal (RFP) in the near future. The RFP will be posted to the Cal eProcure website and will include the following UNSPSC codes.  If you are interested in receiving notification of this RFP, please register using the link provided below and include the UNSPSC codes provided.

For notification of future bid releases (RFP, IFB, etc.), bidders are encouraged to register with https://caleprocure.ca.gov/pages/bidder-vendor.aspx.

UNSPSC Codes

Category

Description

84141602

Credit Card Service Providers

43211720

Point Of Sale Payment Terminal

60101101

Electronic Card Readers

84121600

Fund Transfer and Clearance and Exchange services

43232912

Gateway Software

43222605

Network Gateway

43223206

Wireless Internet Gateway

43232403

Enterprise Application Integration Software

81112001

Online Data Processing Service

For questions, please contact the Procurement Official below:

Kimberley Hettrick
Department of General Services
Procurement Division
707 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, MS 202
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Phone:   916.375.4725
Fax:       916.375.4663
Email:    kimberley.hettrick@dgs.ca.gov

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