|The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a sole economically feasible source to the Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA). |
The Illinois Broadcasters Association will coordinate with member radio and television stations the broadcast of time-sensitive, public health Non Commercial Service Announcements vital to provide the public with information about the latest public health threats and health promotion campaigns so communities can take action to stay safe and healthy. Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase in Illinois and we must shine a light on this epidemic so that governments, law enforcement, schools, community groups, faith-based organizations, public health, and others come together to fight the problem. Raising awareness of this public health threat through media messaging, we sound a call to action to all Illinoisans to take charge of their health and the health of their communities.
A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. 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 Monday, November 13, 2017, at 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 a written request for public hearing by Monday, November 13, 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 sole source determination as described in this notice. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive information from the public regarding whether a sole source award 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 the hearing.