|The Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a Sole Source to: Micro Focus Inc. |
These software products provide a less expensive means of supporting and enhancing mainframe applications. Basically, it allows programmers to code and test on their PC desktop in a simulated mainframe environment. This reduces agency operational expense by eliminating mainframe costs for these activities. It also reduces the demand on the mainframe resources, which results in better performance of the mainframe for all users.
The services covered on this contract include: the users to continued uninterrupted use of the product, software upgrades and patches, and technical support via phone and web. Technical support is available 24-hours during the normal work week; emergency support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; online support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays..
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:
712 Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, Il 62706
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.