|The need is to provide a one-year contract with the existing vendor to continue identical services that are currently being provided, until such time adequate funds and resources are allocated to fully replace the current web application and associated support services. The existing legislatively mandated statewide Job Posting/Employment Application Grading system took several years to build and customize into the product that is in service today. Central Management Services will need to explore the ERP contract to determine if this need is met under the current solution. If it is determined that ERP cannot meet this need, CMS will procure a new system. In the interim, we are requesting a one-year contract to support the site. It is strongly suggested and critical to continually maintain services to which the state is legally bound ($84,000 estimated). The alternative of building a system from scratch that meets legislative requirements and business rules with another vendor will take significant time, work-hours and funding (estimated to be $1,000,000 or more). eRecruiting Web Application: https://www.illinois.gov/sites/work/Pages/default.aspx, https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/default.cfm?clearsearch=1|
A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on 05/24/2017 at the Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring St., Room 510, 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 19, 2017 by 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, 05/19/2017 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 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 and end dates 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.