|This is to extend the end date of a Microsoft Premier Services Agreement, which is a terms and condition contract only, and which contains the terms and conditions of all services performed by Microsoft or its partners. The current agreement expires 6/30/17 (Contract CIC6956810). With this notice, the Department of Innovation and Technology is extending that date to 6/30/2020.|
It was previously understood that as a zero dollar amount contract, the Microsoft Premier Services Agreement was not required to have been published.
The term of this contract must be extended to prevent the loss of service and support by Microsoft. The State of Illinois as well as many other municipalities have invested heavily in Microsoft desktop and server products. Loss of support and/or services could result in the failure of these products with no available assistance to resolve the issues. Additionally, consulting services used for new implementations or enhanced functionality would no longer be available.