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Merchant Card Information

ELAVON The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of the Treasury is pleased to announce that Elavon is the successful bidder for the State’s merchant card contract. The new contract became effective February 1, 2010, with pricing taking effect March 1, 2010. This contract period is a five-year term with three one-year renewals. Please refer to Contract Number CMI 10-001 for details.

Some of the features of the contract are:

Contract Status CMI 10-001

Contract scheduled to expire on January 31,2018 has hereby been extended to July 31, 2018

The merchant card contract between the Department of the Treasury and Elavon for use by state agencies and localities is effective as of February 1, 2010.  Please refer to Contract Number CMI 10-001. For information on Contract Number CMI 10-001 (Third Renewal and final). Pricing effective March 1, 2010.

Merchant Card Guide and Tools

Merchant Operating Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Virginia Interactive Online Payment Processing

Pricing Estimator Tool - This tool is used to calculate your annual merchant card expenses.

Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

PCI Compliance Guide – This document explains the Payment Card Industry’s electronic payment processing rules.

EMV Liability Shift and Terminal Upgrades - This PowerPoint explains the Liability Shift regarding EMV and which terminals Elavon supports.

Shifting into EMV - An Insider’s Guide - This PDF explains the liability shift, the importance of encryption and tokenization and explains certification levels and pros and cons of integration solutions.

Interchange Reference Guide – Please utilize Google and search for the most up-to-date Interchange Rates for each Association. EX: "Visa Interchange Rates". To that rate, add the Elavon transaction fee of $0.020 to calculate your total fees.

Standard Application - Contact Christina Wilhelm for current forms.

American Express Application - Contact Christina Wilhelm for current forms.

Local Government Joinder

State Government Joinder

Why should the Courts sign the Joinder?

Why should an agency sign the Joinder?

Additional Payment Device Processing Services

Schedule D - Electronic Gift Cards

Electronic Gift Card Sell Sheet

Schedule E - Electronic Check Services

Electronic Check Services Sell Sheet


Please address questions to Christina Wilhelm or Stuart Goodpasture.

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