Reference Number: 22037758
Request ID:
Date First Offered03/17/2016
Title:SBE: Four Special Education (I-Star) Software Developers

Agency Reference Number:586
Agency:SBE - State Board of Education
Purchasing Agency:SBE - State Board of Education
Purchasing Agency SPO:N/A

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Information Technology Division (IT) seeks to award a Request for Sealed Proposal (RFSP)to three vendors (Bowsher Information Systems (McNamara and Watson), MSF&W (Peck) and SEA Group(Reddy)) to acquire four (4) software developers on a time and materials basis to assist in the development and maintenance of extant and future data systems as they pertain to Special Education related projects. These contractors will work cooperatively with ISBE to provide continual enhancements, ongoing system maintenance and assist with the implementation of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Special Education Tracking and Reporting (I-Star) development project. The Special Education Project Portfolio includes a series of related efforts that will enable state policymakers, educators, learners, and members of the public to access information more quickly and easily to support and improve state and local resource allocations, instruction, and learner outcomes. The Special Education data system expansion and enhancements produced as part of these projects will be used in making data-driven decisions to improve student achievement. The linking of the Special Education data with student and educator data already collected and stored in the ISBE Data Warehouse will provide a critical data link that is currently missing.

The initial term of these contracts shall not exceed $634,000 (Bowsher Information Systems:$312,000 MSFW:$170,000 and SEA Group:$152,000) without a formal change order.

This award has a BEP goal of 20%.
This award has Veterans Small Business goal of 3%.

Key Information

Notice Type:Contract Renewal
Notice Expiration Date:02/19/2018
Professional & Artistic:No
Small Business Set-Aside:No
Does this solicitation contain a BEP or DBE requirement?:Yes
Does this solicitation contain a Veteran requirement?:Yes
Relevant Category:IT
Estimated based on estimated # of hours and each vendor hourly rate
Length of Renewal Term:11
Contract Begin Date:08/10/2016
Contract End Date:06/30/2017
Remaining Renewal Terms:(5) Five one-year renewal periods
Contract Renewal
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Bourntec Solutions
22nd Century Technologies
Edify Technologies
Elite IT
Alert IT
Cost of Initial Term: (Total Dollar Amount of Initial Term)
Cost of this Renewal: (Total Dollar Amount of Renewal)
Renewal Increase/Decrease:
Change in Specifications:No
Renewal Number: of

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
SEA Group$972,000.000%0%
Bowsher Information Systems, Inc.$1,962,000.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Craig Foxall
Street Address:100 N. 1st. St.
Zip Code:62777
Phone: 217.785.8777
Fax Number:217.557.5839

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:918 00 CONSULTING SERVICES - All
918 38 Education and Training Consulting
918 71 IT Consulting


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