Reference Number: 22041439
Request ID:
Date First Offered08/17/2017
Title:SBE:Grades 3-8 Summative Assessment Development,Content Mgmt & Tech. Services

Agency Reference Number:586
Agency:SBE - State Board of Education
Purchasing Agency:SBE - State Board of Education
Purchasing Agency SPO:Andrew Hennig

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois State Board of Education is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a Sole Economically Feasible Source to: New Meridian Corporation.

Since the 2001 reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, states have been federally required to annually assess the achievement of students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 in English/language art and mathematics. In order to ensure that these assessments are a meaningful measure of student learning and college and career readiness, Illinois partnered with several other states to form the PARCC consortium. The consortium then lead the effort to develop a next-generation, computer-based student testing program aligned to a newly adopted, common set of college and career ready learning standards in English language arts and Mathematics (PARCC assessments). The consortium states have administered three years of PARCC assessments, developing a strong baseline of data to assist states, school districts, teachers and families understand student achievement and growth in an effort to better assist students in the classroom. The Vendor will provide Grades 3-8 Summative Assessment Development, Content Management and Technical Services to implement and manage the next phase of the high-quality PARCC assessment system. ISBE must have access to the test content and forms to fulfill its federal accountability requirements.

A public hearing is scheduled for:
DATE: October 19, 2017
TIME: 3:00 PM Central Standard Time
LOCATION: Springfield, Room 510 Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring Street.

The scheduled hearing will be canceled and a sole source contract will be awarded on that date unless an interested party submits a written request for public hearing by noon CST on October 13, 2017.

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. Hearing may be recorded in order to aid in the production of minutes. Parties may submit written comments in lieu of attending 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. Request for a public hearing by an interested party or written comments shall be made by noon on October 13, 2017 to the Notice Contact:

Dianne Richman, 714 Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring Street, Springfield, IL 62706,e-Mail:, phone 217-670-9646.

When a hearing is requested by an interested party, a sole source contract may be awarded after the hearing is conducted, subject to review and written approval of the Chief Procurement Officer.

Key Information

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

Notice Expiration Date:11/07/2017
Sole Source Only Justification:See attached Sole Source Justification Form Part I
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?:No

Relevant Category:General Services

Total Amount of Award:$19,618,500.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Estimated
Length of Initial Term:35
Contract Begin Date:08/17/2017
Contract End Date:06/30/2020
Renewal Terms:N/A


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 %
New Meridian Corporation$19,618,500.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Dianne Richman
Street Address:714 Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring Street
Zip Code:62706
Phone: 217.760.9646
Fax Number:217.558.1399

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:924 00 EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING SERVICES - All
924 05 Advisory Services; Educational
924 16 Course Development Services; Instructional/Training
924 18 Educational Services; Alternative
924 19 Educational Research Services
924 20 Examination and Testing


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