Reference Number: 22034848
Request ID:15-89728
Date First Offered11/06/2014
Title:Pitney Bowes Second Mainframe 3-Year Term License with Maintenance

Agency Reference Number:15-89728
Agency:CMS - Central Management Services
Purchasing Agency:CMS - Central Management Services
Purchasing Agency SPO:Matt Brown; Ronald Wilson; Krystiana Rinaldi; Kylie Carter; Matt Von Behren

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
This procurement will give us the ability to run Finalist on a second CPU. Finalist Module is an address verification application which allows CMS to be CASS certified and get USPS discounts. The IMS- On-line Windows Interface allows access to the address files via IMS applications, and the CICS Module allows access to the address files via CICS applications.
The maintenance being procured entitles the user to software upgrades and patches, and 9.5x5 technical support via phone and web.

A hearing is scheduled for : 12/10/2014 @2:00 PM
Springfield, IL - Stratton Bldg. Room 511
Chicago, IL – James R. Thompson Center – Suite 9-035

A sole source contract will be awarded on that date and the hearing will be cancelled, unless an interested party submits a written request for public hearing by: 12/08/2014 - 11:00 AM

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 as to whether 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.

Interested parties wishing to submit comments or request a hearing 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 14 days prior to expiration of the notice.

Key Information

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

Notice Expiration Date:12/29/2014
Sole Source Only Justification:Pitney Bowes Software, Inc. (Group 1 Software) is the only vendor that can supply the required software maintenance because the software is patented or copyrighted and only available from holder of patent/copyright. Pitney Bowes Software, Inc. (Group 1 Software) has been used for 20+ years for CASS certifications. Migration of applications away from Pitney Bowes Software, Inc. (Group 1 Software) would take substantial time and money to complete and is not contemplated at this time.
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:$406,433.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:
Length of Initial Term:30
Contract Begin Date:12/15/2014
Contract End Date:06/30/2017
Renewal Terms:0


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

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 %

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

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:961 00 MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES; NO; 1 - All


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