Reference Number: 22037289
Request ID:16-0095776
Date First Offered10/21/2015
Title:INS Consumer Checkbook Sole Econ. Feasible Source

Agency Reference Number:HPG16-007
Agency:INS - Insurance
Purchasing Agency:INS - Insurance
Purchasing Agency SPO:Cindy Krebs; Marty Lane

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Department of Insurance's Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace (“HIM”), doing business as “Get Covered Illinois” (GCI), seeks to procure an on-line tool to provide consumers the ability to review and compare Qualified Health Plans offered to residents of Illinois on the Health Insurance Marketplace during the third federal Open Enrollment Period (Nov. 1, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016).

A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on November 4, 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, October 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. to:

Diana Boshell
712 Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, Il 62706
Phone: 217-558-2231
Fax: 217-558-1399

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.

Key Information

Notice Type:Sole Economically Feasible Source
Notice Stage:
Hearing Notice of Decision Upheld

Notice Expiration Date:11/19/2015
Sole Source Only Justification:Due to the fact that the only alternative is to reverse engineer a similar tool - an effort that would be prohibitively expensive in terms of both time and money. The Consumer Checkbook tool represents the product of over two years of development. Building a sufficient tool in such a short time span is virtually impossible, and would leave the HIM with no viable tool for offering Illinois consumers assistance in comparing Qualified Health Plans for at least several months of the three-month third open enrollment period.
Accordance with Admin Rule:< Compatibility of equipment, accessory, parts, or service is paramount consideration

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:$100,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Estimated
Length of Initial Term:12
Contract Begin Date:11/04/2015
Contract End Date:11/03/2016
Renewal Terms:0


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 %
Center for the Study of Services d/b/a Consumer Checkbook$100,000.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Carolyn March
Street Address:320 W. Washington Street
Zip Code:62767
Phone: 217/557-5661
Fax Number:217/524-6500

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:920 02 Access Services; Data


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