Reference Number: 22030932
Request ID:
Date First Offered05/14/2013
Title:SBE: Teacher Dismissal Hearing Officer Training Sole Source

Agency Reference Number:586
Agency:SBE - State Board of Education
Purchasing Agency:SBE - State Board of Education
Purchasing Agency SPO:Cindy Krebs; Krystiana Rinaldi; Robert Partridge

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois State Board of Eduation is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a sole source to: ADR International, LLC.

The requested sole source is for the training of tenured teacher dismissal hearing officers is required by statute pursuant to PA 97-0008. In 2012, ISBE issued an RFSP and re-issued that same RFSP in order to select a contractor. ISBE did not receive a response to either the initial or re-issued RFSP. Thereafter, ISBE sought a contractor for a sole source contract. ADR International, LLC’s submission was thorough and provided ISBE staff confidence that the contractor would provide a valuable training program. ADR developed all the training materials and presented the training during fiscal year 2013. The training was very successful as demonstrated by survey responses. Over 90% of attendees believed that ADR International provided (1) a good environment for learning; (2) helpful written materials; by (3) an effective instructor; with (4) sound teaching methods and that the sessions; provided (5) intellecutal, educational and practical content. Ongoing training for hearing officers is necessary. It would be counterproductive to engage a new vendor in a contract given the undpredictability of its work prouct and the funds the State would need to obligate to have a new contractor develop new training materials.

This is renewal option 1 of 2. The original solicitation notice was 22029653.

A hearing is scheduled for : 05/29/2013 at 2:00 PM
Springfield, IL - Stratton Bldg. Room 511
Chicago, IL – James R. Thompson Center – Suite 9-035
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: 05/28/2013 - 12:00 PM

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 14 days prior to expiration of the notice.

Key Information

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

Notice Expiration Date:06/17/2013
Sole Source Only Justification:See attached justification
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:Other

Total Amount of Award:$275,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Actual: This total includes the initial term (1/18/2013-6/30/13) of $125,000, the first renewal period (7/1/13-6/30/14) of $75,000, and the second renewal period (7/1/14-6/30/15) of $75,000.
Length of Initial Term:12
Contract Begin Date:07/01/2013
Contract End Date:06/30/2014
Renewal Terms:1 one-year after this


Number of Responding Bidders:1
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:0
Total Number Awarded:1

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 %
ADR International, LLC$275,000.000%0%

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

Class Code

Class Codes:S350 Legal/Legislative Services
S380 Management; Consulting; & Public Relations (non-EDP) Services


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:


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