Reference Number: 22041859
Request ID:R-1404
Date First Offered02/01/2018
Title:Frontier Centranet Contract

Agency Reference Number:18-000000
Agency:DoIT - Innovation and Technology Department of
Purchasing Agency:DoIT - Innovation and Technology Department of
Purchasing Agency SPO:Kylie Carter; Jenny Shourd; Monique N Wantland

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Department of DoIT is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a Sole Source to: Frontier. DoIT is seeking approval to enter into a sole source contract for 36 months. This is a new sole source procurement.

The Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) is currently under contract with Frontier for Centranet lines. The State of Illinois saves approximately $7.00 per line on Centranet lines versus Business lines and $37.70 per line versus tariff rates. The State has approximately 2000 Centranet lines Statewide.

A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on 01/31/2018 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, January 29, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. to:

Dianne Richman
712 Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, Il 62706
Phone: 217-558-6897
Fax: 217-558-1399

The hearing will be cancelled unless an interested party submits written comments or makes a written request for public hearing by Friday, 01/19/2018 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.

Key Information

Notice Type:General Notice

Notice Expiration Date:01/31/2018
A RFP was issued in 2005 and a contract was executed with AT&T for their services. There was an expectation that AT&T would bid in the Network RFP as a reseller of Centranet service in the Frontier exchange areas; however they did not. Consequently, the only way for the State to obtain the service was from Frontier directly through a separate sole source procurement.

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?:No

Relevant Category:Telecom

Total Amount of Award:$1,890,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:

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 %
Frontier Communications$1,890,000.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Diane Richmann
Street Address:401 South Spring Street
712 William Stratton Building
Zip Code:62706
Phone: 217-558-6897
Fax Number:217-558-6897

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