Notice of Request for Proposals for Digital Fingerprint Collection Services

Contact: Reyn Norman, General Counsel


[Notice revised August 1, 2014]

The Alabama Department of Insurance (DOI) hereby gives notice of the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified respondents to provide the DOI with the following professional services:


·        Digital Fingerprint Collection Services


Contracts are contemplated to be awarded for the term January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2016, with an option at the discretion of the DOI to extend the services up to a total of three additional years.  Responses to the RFP must be received not later than August 18, 2014, at 3:00 PM CDT.


Additional information is set forth in the attached file, accessible in Adobe format:


RFP for Digital Fingerprint Collection Services: Adobe


State law requires a Disclosure Statement to be submitted with every proposal.  The form can be accessed from the Attorney General’s Web site at the following address:


For the procedures and forms for foreign corporations to qualify to do business in the State of Alabama, please visit the web page for the Alabama Secretary of State at


For additional information, please send an E-Mail request to





Question 1:  Are vendors required to accept non-electronic methods of payment such as cash and money orders?


Answer 1:  According to Paragraph 1.3.15, vendors are required to accept payments by “credit or debit card, money order, check, cash, or direct agency billing.”  However, the DOI will accept a proposal limiting payments to credit or debit card, money order, cashier’s check, or direct agency billing.  In other words, the DOI will allow a proposal that prohibits payment by cash or personal check but not a proposal that prohibits payment by money order.


Question 2:  Is it a requirement that applicants must be able to pay for services at the time of collection?


Answer 2:  According to Paragraph 1.3.7, “Individual applicants should also be able to pay for the service at the time of fingerprint collection.”  Therefore, applicants must be able to pay for the service at the time of fingerprint collection; however, in light of the above answer to Question 1, the DOI will allow a proposal that limits the methods of on-site payment to money order and cashier’s check.