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Reference Number: 22040632
Request ID:17-105501
Date First Offered04/13/2017
Title:Professional Regulation Testing Services

Agency Reference Number:17 DPR 5501
Agency:FPR - Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Purchasing Agency:FPR - Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Purchasing Agency SPO:Nanzi Cantero

Status: Closed

Overview

Description and Specifications:
The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ("DFPR") is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a sole economically feasible source to: Continental Testing Services, Inc.("CTS")

The DFPR is required to provide examination development for multiple Professional Regulation professions; provide examination approval/certification as stipulated by IDFPR; provide candidate eligibility screening and test registrations; provide testing administration; multiple facilities throughout the State, and appropriate accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and IDFPR requirements; provide score reports, diagnostic reports, and examination records; provide informational resource services and information technology standards equipped with electronic data systems, data processing equipment, and appropriate personnel staffing to support the volume, schedules, and deliverables. Also, provide training guidelines and screening performance standards established by IDFPR.

This procurement will result in a No Cost ($0) to the State contract. The awarded Vendor will be paid by the applicants/licensees directly.

A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on May 10, 2017, at the Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring St., Room 511, Springfield, IL 62706. Call-in information for those unable to attend in person will be provided upon request. Interested parties wishing to request a hearing or submit comments 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 Friday, May 5, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. to:

Dianne Richman
712 Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706
Email: Dianne.richman@illinois.gov
Phone: 217-670-9646
Fax: 217-558-1399

The hearing will be cancelled, unless an interested party submits a written request for public hearing by Friday, May 5, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. to the notice contact listed above.

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 regarding whether a sole source award 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 the hearing.

After consideration of the testimony, the Chief Procurement Officer may approve the purchasing agency's request to contract by the sole source procurement method.

Key Information

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

Published:04/26/2017
Notice Expiration Date:05/24/2017
Sole Source Only Justification:The DFPR is required to provide examination development for multiple Real Estate professions; provide examination approval/certification as stipulated by IDFPR; provide candidate eligibility screening and test registrations; provide testing administration; multiple facilities throughout the State, and appropriate accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and IDFPR requirements; provide score reports, diagnostic reports, and examination records; provide informational resource services and information technology standards equipped with electronic data systems, data processing equipment, and appropriate personnel staffing to support the volume, schedules, and deliverables. Also, provide training guidelines and screening performance standards established by IDFPR.

The Department does not have the necessary staff to provide this type of service. Failure to provide these services would place the Department in violation of State law.
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:$4,282,160.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:0
Length of Initial Term:12
Contract Begin Date:07/01/2017
Contract End Date:06/30/2018
Renewal Terms:0

Bidder(s)


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

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

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
Continental Testing Services$4,282,160.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Tara Byrne
Street Address:100 W Randolph
9th Floor
City:Chicago
State:IL
Zip Code:60601
Phone: 312-814-5151
Fax Number:N/A
EMail Address:Tara.Byrne@illinois.gov

Class Code

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NIGP Code

NIGP Commodity/Service Code:924 20 Examination and Testing


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