Reference Number: 22018011
Request ID:
Date First Offered10/14/2009
Title:CMS - Redundant fiber service from IEMA to Harris Building

Agency Reference Number:10-47376
Agency:CMS - Central Management Services
Purchasing Agency:CMS - Central Management Services
Purchasing Agency SPO:Gwyn Gurgens

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois Department of Central Management Services is giving notice of intent to award a contract to Comcast for redundant fiber service (Enterprise Private Line) at a rate of 1 Gigabit. Service is between IEMA at 2200 South Dirksen Parkway and Harris Building at 100 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL. Service must be atonamous from existing connections serving each location and vendor must maintain 99.95% availability and a 4 hour mean time to restore connectivity issues.

A retroactive term (July 1, 2009) is needed to ensure the vendor is compensated for services rendered in good faith. Insight, now Comcast, was unaware the contract for this service had expired and continued to provide service (live secondary optical fiber between IEMA and Harris Bldg) at the rate of $3360 monthly as negotiated in contract CIC7196740.

Key Information

Notice Type:Sole Economically Feasible Source
Notice Stage:
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Notice Expiration Date:10/28/2009
Sole Source Only Justification:Comcast is the only vendor currently with infrastructure and fiber in place to provide this service. While other vendors can provide this type of service, no other fiber exists for this geographic location and the two designated locations. Bidding this service could result in temporary loss of service for 6 or more months which is unacceptable.
IEMA functions must remain 7 x 24 x 365. Without redundant service, IEMA and the State are at unnecessary risk of losing communications during a disaster of any scale, exposing first responders, emergency workers and Illinois citizens to dangerous and potentially life-threatening circumstances.
Any challenge to this Notice must be submitted in writing within 14 days of the published date and to the person identified below. Late challenges will not be considered. Only a challenge with documentation which sufficiently demonstrates and proves a prospective vendor’s ability to meet all specifications and other requirements of the Agency making the award will be considered. The documentation must indicate a price equal to or lower than the amount shown in this Notice.
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?:

Relevant Category:Telecom

Total Amount of Award:$100,800.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Actual
Length of Initial Term:36
Contract Begin Date:07/01/2009
Contract End Date:06/30/2012
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 %

Notice Contact
Name: Tiffany Power
Street Address:401 S. Spring Street
Zip Code:62706
Phone: 217-557-8280
Fax Number:217-782-5187

Class Code

Class Codes:T100 Telecommunications


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:


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