|The Department of DoIT is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a Sole Source to: Hitec International Group Inc. DoIT is seeking approval to enter into a sole source contract for 12 months. This is a new sole source procurement.The State of Illinois currently uses Hitec to provide Nextalk/Textnet Services equally effective communication to individuals with disabilities, including hearing and speech impairments. The manufacturer of this equipment is NXi Communications, Inc. The current system provides the State with TTY services via a LAN based network terminating on the users PC.|
A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on 12/27/2017 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 22, 2017 by 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, 12/22/2017 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 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.