Reference Number: 22036676
Request ID:15-94136
Date First Offered07/17/2015
Title:Open Data Portal, Socrata

Agency Reference Number:15-94136
Agency:CMS - Central Management Services
Purchasing Agency:CMS - Central Management Services
Purchasing Agency SPO:Ellen Daley; Ronald Wilson; Krystiana Rinaldi; Kylie Carter; Matt Von Behren

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Department of CMS is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a Sole Economical Feasible Source to: Socrata Inc. CMS is seeking approval to enter into a sole source contract for 12 months. Existing contract for this service, Original IPB # 22033799, expires 07/31/15 and there are no renewals remaining. This is a new sole source procurement to replace the expiring contract.

CMS is seeking approval to enter into a sole economically feasible source contract to purchase 12 months hosting of the Socrata platform for hosting of the website. CMS took over administration of the contract and needs to extend it while a competitive solicitation is being completed. This software acquisition allows the Department to continue meeting the goals of the open operating standard. This purchase would be in line with the administration’s policy of promoting open data on an even broader scale and doing so with an appropriate and feasible cloud-based solution. As part of an initiative to improve the accessibility, transparency, and accountability of State government, this website supplies access to a repository of government-produced data sets with extensive functionality for the general public. The cost has increased because CMS plans to use to meet the requirements of Exec Order 15-10 for Counties, Townships, and Library Districts. ITAP does not have functionality to manage the volume of data that will be provided by these entities.
A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on 07/31/2015 at the Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring St., Room 511, Springfield, IL 62706 and video conference at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Suite 9-036, Chicago, IL 60601. Parties may call into the hearing at 1-888-494-4032, Access Code 710 531 9839. 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 Monday, July 27, 2015 by 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 Monday, 07/27/2015 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 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.

Key Information

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

Notice Expiration Date:08/14/2015
Sole Source Only Justification:CMS recognizes that Socrata is not the only provider of these services, but because of the volume of data existing in site and the time it will take to complete a competitive solicitation an extension of the existing contract is requested. CMS plans to combine the data in the portal with the data CMS maintains in the Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal (ITAP)( mandated by 20 ILCS 405/405-335). ITAP currently provides information about state employee pay, state agency expenditures, state agency contracts, corporate accountability, and professional licenses. The scope of ITAP must be expanded (mandated by several statutes and Executive Order 15-10) to include additional employee information, annual workforce characteristics, and employee information for Counties, Townships, and Library Districts.
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:$189,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:
Length of Initial Term:12
Contract Begin Date:08/01/2015
Contract End Date:07/31/2016
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 %
Socrata Inc.$186,000.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Craig Holloway
Street Address:100 West Randolph
Suite 4-500
Zip Code:60601
Phone: 312-814-4603
Fax Number:312-814-6664

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:208 11 Application Software; Microcomputer


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