Guess the Go-Live Winner is…

Debbie Dunivan, Office Manager for the Talley Center. Congratulations to Debbie who guessed August 31, 2022.

The next proposed go-live date for NextGen is November 1, 2022.  Below is the message from DGS Director Joe Damico:

Good morning,

A little over a month ago, I reached out to let you know DGS was delaying the go-live date for our modernized eVA platform. Since then, our team has worked with our contractor, CGI, to determine the appropriate time needed to ensure delivery of a system that meets your needs and continues Virginia’s tradition of excellence in procurement.

I’m pleased to announce the new eVA tool and platform will go live on November 1, 2022. Due to the timing, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Public Procurement Forum in November to ensure our team is available to support you throughout the transition. Our team will reach out to those of you who are registered in the coming weeks with detailed information regarding opportunities for continuing education toward recertification or refunds.

From the beginning, we have been dedicated to delivering a modernized, more user-friendly eVA that helps you do the important work of procurement and provides safeguards for the security and integrity of the procurement process. As we continue to work toward that goal, we are looking forward to launching a more effective testing environment and working to ensure you receive training ahead of the transition. Meantime, all current eVA functionality will continue as normal.

We will keep you updated throughout the summer on our progress and important dates as we move forward. I encourage you to attend the eVA Buyer-User Group meeting at 10 a.m. on June 7, where we will answer any questions you may have or take any comments back to our team working on the new platform.

Thank you for your patience, cooperation and input as we work with our contractor to deliver a best-in-class tool that keeps Virginia in its rightful place as a nationwide leader in procurement innovation.

Questions or Comments?