Reference Number: 22031803
Request ID:14-000000081174
Date First Offered09/01/2013
Title:THA - 13-0190 Conducted Electrical Weapons

Agency Reference Number:THA - 14-000000081174
Agency:THA - Toll Highway Authority
Purchasing Agency:THA - Toll Highway Authority
Purchasing Agency SPO:Victoria Santiago

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois Tollway is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a sole source to Ray O’Herron Company, Inc. to provide Illinois State Police District 15 with one hundred eighteen (118) TASERS with related accessories such as the holster to carry the device as well as cartridges to use in deployment and training.

A hearing is scheduled for:
Date: September 25, 2013
Time: 2:30 PM (CDT)
Video Locations: James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Suite 9-036, and Chicago, Illinois with video conference link to room 511 Stratton Building, Springfield, Illinois 62706
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: September 24, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

A sole source contract will be awarded on that date and the hearing will be cancelled, unless an interested party submits a written request for public hearing by September 24, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

If a public hearing is requested, the purchasing agency shall present testimony justifying the procurement method. Any interested party may present testimony for or against the sole source determination as described in this notice. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive information from the public as to whether award by sole source is appropriate and in accordance with the Illinois Procurement Code. Formal rules of evidence will not apply. Hearings may be recorded in order to aid in the production of minutes. Parties may submit written comments in lieu of attending the hearing. Written comments will be afforded the same weight as oral comments received at hearing.

Interested parties wishing to submit comments or request a hearing must do so in writing and submit their request to the Notice Contact. Request for a public hearing by an interested party or written comments shall be made by September 24, 2013 no later than 12:00 p.m.(noon)to the Notice Contact:
Diana Boshell, 712 Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring, Springfield, IL 62706 E-mail:, phone 217-524-7020.

A sole source contract where a hearing was requested by an interested party may be awarded after the hearing is conducted with the written approval of the chief procurement officer.

Key Information

Notice Type:Sole Source
Notice Stage:
Hearing Notice of Decision Upheld

Notice Expiration Date:11/13/2013
Sole Source Only Justification:The September 2009 Police Executive Research Forum Report to the National Institute of Justice indicated the use of CEWs was associated with a 70% reduction in the chances of an officer being injured compared to agencies which do not use CEWs. The report also indicated the odds of a suspect being injured were reduced by more than 40% of agencies using CEWs. Of all brands researched, TASER is the only brand which has over 3,000 hours of documented testing of their X2 CEW. This research focused on optimum subject control with technology designed to have zero after effects on a human's neuromuscular system.
Accordance with Admin Rule:< Compatibility of equipment, accessory, parts, or service is paramount consideration

Professional & Artistic:No
Small Business Set-Aside:No

Does this solicitation contain a BEP or DBE requirement?:No

Does this solicitation contain a Veteran requirement?:

Relevant Category:Equipment

Total Amount of Award:$245,544.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Estimated
Length of Initial Term:6
Contract Begin Date:10/15/2013
Contract End Date:04/14/2014
Renewal Terms:0


Number of Responding Bidders:0
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:0
Total Number Awarded:0

Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
Source Selection:N/A

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
Ray O'Herron Co Inc.$245,544.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Diana Boshell
Street Address:712 Stratton Office Building 401 S. Spring
Zip Code:62706
Phone: 217-524-7020
Fax Number:271-558-2164

Class Code

Class Codes:5311 Police Equipment


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:


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