Reference Number: 22027781
Request ID:13-72505
Date First Offered10/31/2012
Title:Remotec Robot Radio Upgrade

Agency Reference Number:13-72505
Agency:ISP - Illinois State Police
Purchasing Agency:ISP - Illinois State Police
Purchasing Agency SPO:Marty Lane

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois State Police (ISP) is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a sole source to Northrop Grumman Remotec, Inc. for radio frequency upgrades for two (2) of the three (3) Remotec Andros F6+ robots, issued to the Illinois State Weapons of Mass Destruction Team (SWMDT).

A hearing is scheduled for:
DATE: November 14, 2012
TIME: 2:00 p.m. CST
LOCATION: Chicago - James R. Thompson Center, Room 9-035 via video-conference with Springfield - 349C Stratton Office Building

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 November 13, 2012.

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 November 13, 2012, to the Notice Contact:

Jenny Shourd
712 Stratton Office Building
401 South Spring
Springfield, IL 62706
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:11/15/2012
Sole Source Only Justification:One of the current Andros F6-A robots was acquired in October 2001 and the other two around June 2002. The last two robots were sole source purchases in order to facilitate compatibility with the original existing robot. The existing F6-A robots were purchased from the same vendor, and the robotic platforms have performed well with respect to functionality. In the fall of 2011, the F6-A robots went through an extensive upgrade of their electronics, video systems, and mechanical parts in order to overcome the increased maintenance due to aging components and update the systems. This upgraded F6+ robot system still uses the old radio controls and radio frequencies which limit the range at which this robot can be controlled and operated. The new radio frequencies will extend this operating and video range. This F6+ robotic platform is in use by many Explosive ordnance Disposal Units throughout the country as well as units within the United States Armed Forces.
Accordance with Admin Rule:< Item is patented or copyrighted and only available from holder of patent/copyright

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:$83,450.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Actual Value
Length of Initial Term:2
Contract Begin Date:12/01/2012
Contract End Date:01/31/2013
Renewal Terms:None


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

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 %
Northrop Grumman Remotec, Inc.$124,500.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Jenny Shourd
Street Address:712 Stratton Office Building
401 South Spring
Zip Code:62706
Phone: 217-524-7020
Fax Number:217-558-2164

Class Code

Class Codes:5311 Police Equipment


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:


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