Reference Number: 22035963
Request ID:15-92995
Date First Offered05/12/2015
Title:Virtual LMI/Workforce Information Database (WIDb) V2.5/2.6 Software Lic/Support

Agency Reference Number:16C07
Agency:DES - Employment Security
Purchasing Agency:DES - Employment Security
Purchasing Agency SPO:Denise Hudson

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a sole source to Geographic Solutions, Inc. for proprietary Virtual LMI/Workforce Information Database (WIDb) Ver 2.5/2.6 Software License and Support, including full web hosting, needed to manage the Workforce Information Center of Labor Market Information (LMI) One Source Web Site and to be compliant with federal LMI requirements. One of the deliverables for its annual federal Grant is that states produce data in the WIDb format. IDES is required to provide the critical Labor Market Information in WIDb format so users can access the data.

A hearing is scheduled for:
TIME: 2:00 p.m. CST
DATE: May 27, 2015
LOCATION: Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring St., Room 511, Springfield, IL 62706 and video conference at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, Suite 9-036, Chicago, Illinois 60601. 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 May 22, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. to:

Diana Boshell
712 Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-524-7020
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 May 22, 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 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:Sole Source
Notice Stage:
Hearing Notice of Decision Upheld

Notice Expiration Date:06/17/2015
Sole Source Only Justification:Accordance with Administrative Rule:
Item is copyrighted or patented and the item or service is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent. This product/service is proprietary to Geographic Solutions, Inc. It is the developer of the product/service and owns all the source code. It is currently the only source within the United States for the Virtual LMI software, ability to display our data in WIDb format, and is only vendor licensed and authorized to provide support and maintenance and hosting. The US Dept of Labor, Employment & Training Administration/Bureau of Labor Statistics requires states to provide online Labor Market Information and currently provides the Workforce Information Grant to states for dissemintating the LMI; one of the few deliverables for the annual Grant is that states produce the LMI data in a WIDb format.
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?:No

Relevant Category:IT

Total Amount of Award:$60,521.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:$60,521 is actual amount for one year technical support
Length of Initial Term:12
Contract Begin Date:07/01/2015
Contract End Date:06/30/2016
Renewal Terms:0


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

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 %
Geographic Solutions, Inc.$60,521.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Diana Boshell
Street Address:712 Stratton Office Building
Zip Code:62706
Phone: 217-524-7020
Fax Number:217-558-2164

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:209 28 Communications: Networking; Linking; etc;
209 54 Internet and Web Site Software for Main Frame Computers
209 82 Scientific; Statistical; Engineering; Mathematical; and Mapp...


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