Reference Number: 22040341
Request ID:17-104147
Date First Offered07/01/2017
Title:FY18 subscription-MREN Internet 2

Agency Reference Number:17-104147
Agency:DoIT - Innovation and Technology Department of
Purchasing Agency:DoIT - Innovation and Technology Department of
Purchasing Agency SPO:Scott D Kinsell; Kylie Carter

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a Sole Source to:ISI Communications. DoIT is seeking approval to execute a 1 year contract to enew 10 Gbps Internet 2 connection to the Metropolitan Research and Education Network (MREN) Starlight Facility located at 750 North Lake Shore Dr., Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60611 by paying our yearly SEGP Internet 2 Association fee. This is a new sole source procurement to replace the expiring contract.

The services covered on this contract include: This contract will be under the SEGP program, the State's public and private elementary, middle and high schools, as well as public and private colleges and universities, libraries and museums can connect to the Abilene Research Network.

A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on 06/28/2017 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, June 23, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. to:

Dianne Richman
712 Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, Il 62706
Phone: 217-670-9646
Fax: 217-558-1399

The hearing will be cancelled unless an interested party submits written comments or makes a written request for public hearing by Friday, 06/23/2017 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 Notice of Decision Upheld

Notice Expiration Date:06/28/2017
Sole Source Only Justification:DoIT/ICN has approval from the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) to provide the connection necessary to allow all ICN primary constituents to access the Internet2 Abilene Research Network. The ICN is the 20th statewide network to become a Sponsored Education Group Participant (SEGP). Under the SEGP program, the State's public and private elementary, middle and high schools, as well as public and private colleges and universities, libraries and museums can connect to the Abilene Research Network. Without this program many of the ICN constituents would be ineligible to access Internet2 due to the size of their institution or the costs associated with the individual access.
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:Telecom

Total Amount of Award:$109,800.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:
Length of Initial Term:12
Contract Begin Date:07/01/2017
Contract End Date:06/30/2018
Renewal Terms:0


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

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 %
ISI Communications$109,800.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Craig Holloway
Street Address:100 W. Randolph
Zip Code:60601
Phone: 312-814-4603
Fax Number:312-814-6664

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