Reference Number: 22041642
Request ID:18-108490
Date First Offered10/12/2017
Title:Sole Source - Morales V Findley settlement agreement

Agency Reference Number:PRB002175
Agency:PRB - Prisoner Review Board
Purchasing Agency:PRB - Prisoner Review Board
Purchasing Agency SPO:Jeffrey Schukai

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois Prisoner Review Board is giving notice of a Sole Source to David Muhammad to procure services for the monitoring of hearings and procedures in relation to the class action settlement in Morales v Findley et al.

A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on December 6, 2017 at the Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring St., Room 511, Springfield, IL 62706 and video conference at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Suite 9-036, Chicago, IL 60601. Parties may call into the hearing at 1-224-501-3412, Access Code 717 795 909. 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, December 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to:

Dianne Richman
712 Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, Il 62706
Phone: 217-558-6897
Fax: 217-558-2164

The hearing will be cancelled unless an interested party submits written comments or makes a written request for public hearing by Friday, December 1, 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.

Key Information

Notice Type:Sole Source
Notice Stage:
Hearing Cancellation Notice

Notice Expiration Date:12/26/2017
Sole Source Only Justification:Vendor David Muhammad has extensive knowledge of the procedures of the IPRB and the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice regarding release violations and revocation proceedings; he has served as the Federal Court's appointed Monitor in a class action case for the juvenile release system for the past two years, which is nearly identical to the current Morales . The Plaintiffs' attorneys in that juvenile lawsuit are the same attorneys present in the current Morales Settlement. As a result of his experience in implementing and successfully monitoring the compliance efforts of the State in the juvenile matter--and in particular his proven abilities to arbitrate disputes between the Parties in an independent and thoughtful manner--he is at this time the only individual known by all Parties to be an acceptable Monitor for the Morales Settlement.

Moreover, due to the immediacy of the need to implement this Settlement (compliance and monitoring periods are contemplated by the Settlement to begin in mid-to-late October), no other known party exists that could reasonably become informed as to the release revocation process system to the degree required to successfully monitor IPRB's and IDOC's compliance therewith.
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:Other

Total Amount of Award:$210,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Estimated
Length of Initial Term:12
Contract Begin Date:12/11/2017
Contract End Date:12/10/2018
Renewal Terms:N/A


Number of Responding Bidders:1
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:0
Total Number Awarded:1

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 %
David Muhammad$210,000.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Eric Michael
Street Address:Department of Corrections
1301 Concordia Court
Zip Code:62702
Phone: (217) 558-2200
Fax Number:(217) 558-2203

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:961 49 Legal Services; Attorneys


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