Reference Number: 22040717
Request ID:17-105078
Date First Offered04/27/2017
Title:FY18 Great Lakes of North America Membership

Agency Reference Number:105078
Agency:CEO - Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Purchasing Agency:CEO - Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Purchasing Agency SPO:Jennifer Klein

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The DCEO Illinois Office of Tourism intends to renew it's annual membership with The Great Lakes of North America (GLNA).

GLNA promotes inbound international tourism and travel to the State of Illinois resulting in overnight stays. The Illinois Office of Tourism does not have the staff or experience to perform these services which help meet it's ultimate objective of driving overnight stays of these high value travelers, and therefore needs to maintain this membership.

A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on May 17, 2017 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, May 12, 2017 at 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

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.

Key Information

Notice Type:Sole Source
Notice Stage:
Hearing Notice of Decision Upheld

Notice Expiration Date:06/01/2017
Sole Source Only Justification:This is a buy in only opportunity to promote the Great Lakes Region internationally. There is no other organization that handles this region.

The DCEO Illinois Office of Tourism international program is too limited in funding to be able to attend all the consumer and trade shows that GLNA attends on our behalf. The Illinois Office of Tourism does not have the personnel to assist the amount of media and trade request that happens as a result of being in this organization.

Internationally speaking, Illinois received added enhancement being promoted not just as an individual state, but as a region. Chicago has the benefit of being the gateway for many of the other partnering states and reaps benefits from their marketing efforts.

Aside from our core program within the Illinois Office of Tourism there are added familiarization tours for media,
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:General Services

Total Amount of Award:$87,000.00 (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: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 %
Council of Great Lakes$87,000.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Rick Rogers
Street Address:500 E. Monroe
IL - 3
Zip Code:62701
Phone: 217-524-8148
Fax Number:217-557-1663

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:961 00 MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES; NO; 1 - All


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