|IDFPR is seeking to purchase annual software maintenance on ILES and CLEAR for FY17 (07/01/17 - 06/30/18). The Integrated Licensing and Enforcement System (ILES) holds the entire application/licensing/enforcement histories of our assigned Division of Professional Regulation professions. The Credential Licensing, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) system holds all regulatory information for our Division of Banking and Division of Financial Institutions. |
These systems are essential to DFPR's mission to protect the lives of Illinois citizens. It is vital that the data in ILES and CLEAR be maintained and accessible, and fixing/patching/modifying the systems is crucial to preventing unscrupulous businesses and incompetent professionals from taking advantage of their customers and clients.
Both ILES and CLEAR are based on MicroPact Global Inc.'s proprietary "e-License" software which was purchased as a result of a competitive bid process and was modified to meet the regulatory needs of the agency. As the software is proprietary, only MicroPact Global Inc. can provide maintenance.
A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on April 26, 2016 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 Friday, April 21, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to:
712 Stratton Office Building
401 South Spring Street
Springfield, Il 62706
The hearing will be cancelled, unless an interested party submits a written request for public hearing by Friday, April 21, 2016, 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.
After consideration of the testimony, the Chief Procurement Officer may approve the purchasing agency's request to contract by the sole source procurement method.