A vendor has been named to replace the State’s vehicle title and registration computer system, MNLARS.
Governor Tim Walz announced yesterday that the state has signed a contract with Fast Enterprises out of Colorado, to provide a software solution to replace MNLARS at a cost of nearly 34 million dollars.
Governor Walz reiterates commitment to efficient, accountable government services. According to a release from the Governor’s Office, an independent review completed earlier this year, recommended that MNLARS be replaced with a packaged software solution. The Governor accepted the recommendation and signed legislation that directed the Department of Public Safety and Minnesota IT Services to request proposals for a vendor solution. Fast Enterprises was the only company to respond to a Request for Proposals issued in June.
The governor’s office says the project will be completed in two phases, and will not affect current services. State Representative Paul Torkelson from Hanska, notes deputy registrars will have to be trained on the new program.
Earlier this year the legislature approved 13 million dollars to reimburse deputy registrars for extra expenses caused by MN-LARS, which was developed in-house and cost more than 100-million dollars.