|New York State Procurement|
|Electronic Value Transfer Contract (EVT)|
|Welcome to New York State's Electronic Value Transfer Services (EVT)
OGS contact information: PS_SW_EVTA@ogs.ny.gov (518) 486-2143
New York enacted legislation authorizing State agencies to collect fines, fees, rates, charges, taxes, interest, penalties, and other revenues and financial obligations through electronic payments, including card-based (e.g., credit cards) and non-card (e.g., electronic fund transfers) transactions.
The Electronic Value Transfer (EVT) program offers authorized users the opportunity to improve both customer service and operating efficiencies.
To provide a statewide approach to implementing EVT programs, this legislation included establishing the Electronic Value Transfer Administrator (EVTA). Effective June 2013, the Office of General Services (OGS) has been designated as the EVTA and is responsible for:
State agencies must receive approval from the EVTA and the Division of the Budget (DoB) prior to implementation; other authorized users must receive EVTA review.
Key Merchant Services LLC (KMS) was awarded a contract, which replaces the previous contract with Global Payments. Key Merchant Services LLC is a partnership between Key Bank and Elavon. KMS provides all processing services for Visa, MasterCard and Discover transactions and for the front-end authorization of American Express
CONTRACT # OGS01 - PS65792 Key Merchant Services, LLC
For American Express (AMEX) branded cards, the State has negotiated a standard Discount Rate and reporting/settlement processing terms and conditions directly with American Express. Through this contract, users are able to accept AMEX card transactions. The contract permits authorized users to receive back-end settlement funds for American Express transactions.
CONTRACT # PS65669 American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
The EVT Contracts provide financial processing services, equipment (such as point-of-sale terminals) and software for card processing. However, these contracts do not provide for the development, maintenance or hosting of front-end applications (e.g., Internet application) for initiating electronic payments. The Office of General Services' HBITS contracts might be used for computer consulting, systems integration and training services. Review the following guidelines to ensure that your agency meets data security requirements for payment card acceptors.
State agencies may consider using the HBITS contracts to obtain the services necessary to develop, maintain and host Internet and IVR applications capable of accepting electronic payments.
|DATA SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PAYMENT CARD ACCEPTORS|
|As an Authorized User of the OGS EVT contracts, you are a merchant that processes credit cards and must be in compliance to PCI DSS mandates (Payment Card Industry)
|How to Guides|