|The training of tenured teacher dismissal hearing officers is required by statute pursuant to PA 97-9. 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 and received three submissions. ADR International, LLC's submission was the most thorough and provides ISBE staff confidence that the contractor will provide a valuable training program.|
A hearing is scheduled for January 7, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at. Illinois State Board of Education, 100 North First Street, 1 South B Conference room, Springfield, IL 62777. 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 January 4, 2013.
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 reproduction 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 the hearing.
Interested parties wishing to submit comments or request a hearing must do so in writing and submit their request to the Notice Contact. Requests for a public hearing by an interested party must be made by January 4, 2013, to the Notice Contact: Katherine Sprague, 100 North First Street, Springfield, Il 62777 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.