|Emergency Justification:||The Illinois Tollway is issuing an emergency contract to allow for Law Enforcement Systems, LLC (LES) to continue to provide Out-of-State Registration Retrieval Services. The services provided within this contract allow for the continuation of violation revenue collection efforts. LES, the current vendor under contract, uses the license plate information provided by the Tollway’s back office system provider to gather registered vehicle owner information from the department of motor vehicles from United States jurisdictions and Canadian provinces. LES then returns the registered vehicle information which includes the name and address of the registered owner thus enabling the Tollway to pursue the violators for toll collection, fees, and fines. Per policy, the Tollway must issue notices within 90-days of the violation or they become ineligible for fines. Without these services in place, the Tollway will jeopardize $250,000 to $450,000 in revenue per week. |
The Tollway issued a competitive bid and awarded it on 8/21/17 (IPB #22040567). On 9/5/17, one of the six bidding vendors filed a protest with the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer. On 12/12/17, the Chief Procurement Officer issued a letter denying the protest however, this emergency purchase is necessary to ensure services continue until we get the new contract up and running to performance standards. The Tollway has processed two (2) small purchase contracts, with the current contract not due to expire until February 14, 2018; however, funding is being depleted and will not suffice until then. Currently, expenditures for these services are approximately $50,000 per month. In 2016, the Tollway invested $475,000 in these services for a return of that investment at $13 million dollars. The Tollway must issue this emergency contract in order to prevent a serious disruption in critical State services that affect the collection of substantial State revenues.