|Description and Specifications:|
|The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a Sole Source/Sole Economically Feasible Source to: Hanson Professional Services. They are the current contractor that is providing work on the Kerr-McGee Rare Earths Facility in West Chicago. The United States Department of Energy has allocated additional funds to this project the additional money will |
allow for remediation of contaminated soils not previously planned for during the current contract. The agency will need to contract with the same entity to provide the additional services. The contract is expected to begin March 4, 2018 and end March 3, 2019. A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. CT on February 14, 2018, 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, February 7,2018, at 5:00 p.m. to:
712 Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, Il 62706
The hearing will be cancelled unless an interested party submits written comments or makes a written request for public hearing by Friday, February 2, 2018, 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 awarding of a sole source contract. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive information from the public as to whether contract 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. After consideration of the testimony, the Chief Procurement Officer may approve the purchasing agency’s request to contract by the sole source procurement method.
NOTICE: The start date of this contract will depend on actual signature dates. The dates provided below are estimated for the purpose of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin hearing notice.
|Notice Type:||Sole Economically Feasible Source|
|Notice Stage: |
|Hearing Notice of Decision Upheld|
|Notice Expiration Date:||03/12/2018|
|Sole Source Only Justification:||This project has now spanned two decades and cost more than 1.2 billion dollars. Current estimates suggest that while the scope decreases as decommissioning milestones are achieved, the groundwater cleanup and final free release of the site are not anticipated to be complete for another decade. Hanson Professional Services, Inc. (Hanson) was selected as the original engineering support contractor and has managed to provide highly qualified and competent subcontractors with expertise in geology, hydrogeology, and health physics for the decommissioning project. In order to maintain consistency, reliability, and institutional knowledge for this project it is imperative and in the best interest of the State of Illinois to maintain a contract with Hanson.|
Due to the complex geology and impacts on local groundwater, it is important that the engineering and oversite services being provided be carried out by a contractor, who is intimately familiar with site geology and groundwater models. Hanson was instrumental in development of the various reporting criteria and standards and objectives specific to this project. As the ground water program will require extensive corrective action review during the final stages of clean up, Hanson will be critical to ensuring successful completion.
|Accordance with Admin Rule:||< Compatibility of equipment, accessory, parts, or service is paramount consideration, < Critical changes to existing contract are necessary and best accomplished by contract holder|
|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:||$200,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)|
|Estimated/Actual Value Description:|
|Length of Initial Term:||12|
|Contract Begin Date:||03/04/2018 |
|Contract End Date:||03/03/2019 |
|Renewal Terms:||0 |