Reference Number: 22035219
Request ID:15-90830
Date First Offered01/08/2015
Title:AFIS Security Upgrade

Agency Reference Number:PBC90830
Agency:ISP - Illinois State Police
Purchasing Agency:ISP - Illinois State Police
Purchasing Agency SPO:Marty Lane; Richard Welch

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois State Police (ISP) is giving notice of entry into an emergency contract with NEC Solutions, Inc. for the purchase of a server and 31 fingerprint examiner workstations. The purchase of a new server with a modern operating system and workstations will provide security protection and restore full Automated Fingerprint Identification System functionality.

Key Information

Notice Type:Emergency Procurement

Notice Expiration Date:07/27/2015
Emergency Justification:On January 5, 2015, the Illinois State Police (ISP) Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) was partially disabled due to a security breach involving a computer virus. One of the AFIS servers was impacted and has been taken offline. The AFIS is currently operating in a reduced capacity and without the necessary backup communication piece with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The impacted server uses a Windows 2000 operating system that is outdated, unsupported by Microsoft, and vulnerable to attack. This server must be replaced with a new server with a supported operating system in order to bring the AFIS back to full functionality and guard against a reoccurrence. This viral attack temporarily left the State without the ability to send and receive responses on criminal history checks with the FBI and without backup for communication with all fingerprint searches. The State is currently functioning with only the primary communication system which is already overburdened dealing with multiple communications between the AFIS system and the Criminal History Records Indexing system. The purchase of a new server with a modern operating system will provide additional security protection and restore the full AFIS functionality.

In order to properly secure the entire AFIS from this type of security breach, the ISP must also immediately update the 31 fingerprint examiner workstations that connect to the AFIS. These workstations currently utilize Windows XP operating systems. The Windows XP operating system is unsupported and their continued use is in violation of ISP and FBI security requirements. Continued use of these outdated and unsupported workstations exposes the AFIS to additional avoidable security risks.

It is imperative the ISP bring the AFIS back up to its full functionality including the backup communication piece as quickly as possible. Currently, the AFIS is at risk of complete system failure due to an avoidable security threat. The ISP AFIS is critical to the public safety of the citizens of this state. The AFIS is used to biometrically identify individuals for criminal justice and non-criminal justice background checks. The ISP has a statutory obligation to provide these services.
Accordance with Admin Rule:Danger to public health/safety, Ensure integrity of state records, Minimize serious disruption to critical state services that affect health, safety, or collection of substantial state revenues

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:$250,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:The estimated cost includes server, software licenses and 31 workstations.
Length of Initial Term:3
Contract Begin Date:01/08/2015
Contract End Date:04/08/2015
Renewal Terms:0


Number of Responding Bidders:1
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:0
Total Number Awarded:1

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 %
NEC Corporation$250,000.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: John Rattigan
Street Address:260 N. Chicago Street
Zip Code:60432
Phone: 815-740-5179
Fax Number:815-740-5174

Class Code

Class Codes:


204 91 Servers; Microcomputer (Application; Database; File; Mail; N...
204 96 Workstations: SPARC; RISC; etc; (For Use With CAD/CAM; etc;)
208 19 Biometric Authentication System Software for Microcomputers
208 80 Software; Microcomputer (Not Otherwise Classified)


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