Date First Offered
Statewide Master Contract for Business Continuity and Recovery Services
Agency Reference Number:
CMS - Central Management Services
CMS - Central Management Services
Purchasing Agency SPO:
Norm Dixon; Ronald Wilson; Matt Von Behren
Description and Specifications:
The Department of CMS is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a Sole Source to: IBM. CMS is seeking to execute a sole economically feasible Statewide Master contract with IBM providing IT Continuity and Recovery Services. This is a new sole source procurement.
A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on December 16, 2015 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, December 11, 2015 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 written comments or makes a written request for public hearing by Friday, 12/11/2015 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.
Sole Economically Feasible Source
Hearing Notice of Decision Upheld
Notice Expiration Date:
Sole Source Only Justification:
Based on the economic justification, the complexity of starting disaster recovery exercises in a new environment and the short duration needed for the existing plan to remain in place, it is not beneficial nore feasible to pursue other solutions at this time. The current vendor is judged to be more economically feasible given the expected additional costs regardless of the new vendor's price for equivalent service.
Accordance with Admin Rule:
< Compatibility of equipment, accessory, parts, or service is paramount consideration
Professional & Artistic:
Small Business Set-Aside:
Does this solicitation contain a BEP
or DBE requirement?:
Does this solicitation contain a
Total Amount of Award:
(Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:
Length of Initial Term:
Contract Begin Date:
Contract End Date:
Number of Responding Bidders:
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:
Total Number Awarded:
Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Amount of Award
BEP Goal %
DBE Goal %
International Business Machines
100 West Randolph
NIGP Commodity/Service Code:
920 00 DATA PROCESSING; COMPUTER; PROGRAMMING; - All
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SSJF- Business Continuity Services-fy17.pdf