Reference Number: 22018186
Request ID:
Date First Offered11/16/2009
Title:GES Exposition Services - Construct/dismantle booths at 2010 FMI Show

Agency Reference Number:AGR1017
Agency:AGR - Agriculture
Purchasing Agency:AGR - Agriculture
Purchasing Agency SPO:Laura Lanterman

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois Department of Agriculture is publishing a Sole Economically Feasible Source notice for GES Exposition Services, Inc. to construct and dismantle show booths at the 2010 Food Marketing Institute (FMI) show, as the official show contractor, from May 11 - 13, 2010 in Las Vegas for $37369.26.

Key Information

Notice Type:Sole Economically Feasible Source
Notice Stage:
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Notice Expiration Date:11/30/2009
Sole Source Only Justification:GES Exposition Services is the official show contractor for the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The benefit of itilizing GES as the official show contractor is that GES does not charge for drayage of rental properties. Drayage is a per hundred weight charge (example below) of properties coming in and out of the building (Mandalay Bay Convention Center). With GES as the official contractor, everything belongs to them including the laborers etc. If we were to utilize a non-official contractor, the same booth that we rent would cost $6,200 more making it more financially beneficial to use GES. The non-official contractor has to pay GES fees to provide services as a non-official vendor.

Example of drayage charge: (official vs. non-official show contractors):
Booth weighs approximately 10,000 pounds (includes furniture, carpeting etc.) divided by .62 per lb. (price per hundred weigh)=$6,200 more than we would have to pay with a non-official show contractor.

When the show begins, all non-official show contractors are required to leave the show facilities. However, GES - as the official contractor - is on site for the duration of the show and can not only provide installation and dismantling services but can meet any client needs during the show.
Accordance with Admin Rule:Item is patented or copyrighted and only available from holder of patent/copyright

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:General Services

Total Amount of Award:$37,369.26 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Actual cost for 2010 Food Marketing Institute (FMI) show construction and dismantling of booths and support during the show will be $37369.26.
Length of Initial Term:0
Contract Begin Date:05/11/2010
Contract End Date:05/13/2010
Renewal Terms:0


Number of Responding Bidders:0
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:0
Total Number Awarded:0

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 %
GES Exposition Services, Inc.$37,369.26

Notice Contact
Name: Kim Hamilton
Street Address:IDOA, 801 E. Sangamon Ave.
Zip Code:62702
Phone: 217/782-5809
Fax Number:217/524-5960

Class Code

Class Codes:S400 Miscellaneous Services


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:


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