Reference Number: 22037019
Request ID:15-93122
Date First Offered09/11/2015
Title:THA - 15-0083 Liferay Licenses, Maintenance, and Support

Agency Reference Number:THA - 15-93122
Agency:THA - Toll Highway Authority
Purchasing Agency:THA - Toll Highway Authority
Purchasing Agency SPO:Victoria Santiago

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (the "Tollway") would like to procure eleven Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition ("EE") server subscription licenses with maintenance and support for one year. Liferay Portal EE is an enterprise web platform for building business solutions. Liferay Portal EE is configured for enterprise environments that require support for redundancy, failover, and load balancing to ensure maximum uptime. This software was originally purchased by Accenture in developing the Tollway's new back office because of its compatiblity with the Tollway's current web platform. Since the original nine Liferay licenses were purchased by Accenture on behalf of the Tollway, Liferay deems the Tollway an existing customer and, as such, additional licenses must be purchased directly through Liferay as opposed to one of Liferay's partners.

A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on October 14, 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 9, 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

The hearing will be cancelled, unless an interested party submits a written request for public hearing by Friday, October 9, 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 sole source determination as described in this notice. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive information from the public regarding whether a sole source award 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 the 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 Source
Notice Stage:
Hearing Notice of Decision Upheld

Notice Expiration Date:11/11/2015
Sole Source Only Justification:The Illinois Tollway intends to procure eleven (11) additional Liferay Portal EE server subscription licenses.

Procuring the Liferay Portal EE server subscription licenses will support the implementation of the Accenture Tolling System (ATS), which is the back-office electronic tolling system and enables the Tollway to collect all electronic tolling and violation revenues. As over 85% of transactions and revenue are electronic, this system represents an essential component of the Tollway’s capacity to continue collecting the bulk of its annual $1 billion of revenue due.

Liferay Portal is configured for enterprise environments that require support for redundancy, failover, and load balancing to ensure maximum uptime. Liferay Portal EE is tuned against several major application servers and databases for optimal performance under load. Custom-configured to meet the mission-critical speed and scalability needs of large enterprise deployments, Liferay Portal EE offers all the essential capabilities of the core Liferay product in production-ready form.

The software requested via this procurement will support the back-office environments, which ensure that the system will perform optimally to process thousands of transactions every hour. It also ensures that the customer self-service portal, which caters to approximately 4 million customers, provides peak performance at all times and seamlessly interfaces with the back office environments to process thousands of web based requests at any given point in time. Essentially, the software helps to ensure that the replacement system will meet the Tollway’s performance and timeliness goals which allow continuous revenue collection.
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:$158,125.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Actual
Length of Initial Term:12
Contract Begin Date:11/01/2015
Contract End Date:10/31/2016
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 %
Liferay, Inc.$158,125.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Diana Boshell
Street Address:712 Stratton Office Building 401 S. Spring Street
Zip Code:62706
Phone: 217-558-2231
Fax Number:217-558-1399

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:920 45 Software Maintenance/Support
920 47 Support Services; Computer (Includes Computer Warranties)


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