DRS is working to provide our employer partners with a more effective system to report employee retirement information. We want the new system to be easier and more flexible to better meet your needs. After identifying requirements and researching options, we are taking steps to install a modern Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) to modernize our information technology systems. The project to install the BPMS and build the new employer system is called the Employer Reporting Application (ERA) Project.
After six months of progress on the ERA BPMS procurement, this month brought us a setback. After evaluating and narrowing the bidder field, we have come to a contractual impasse in what we consider core needs. Unable to come to an agreement, and unwilling to compromise on our core needs, we have decided to cancel this procurement.
DRS continues to be deeply committed to the ERA project. We spent two years meeting with employers, identifying needs and confirming tool requirements. By canceling the RFP, we stand by these commitments and refuse to compromise employer needs for expediency.
This project will move forward. The team is already re-grouping to evaluate our options. We will keep you updated as our next steps are finalized.
Please contact Kim Smith, Employer Support Services Manager at 360-664-7107 if you have questions or concerns.