Reference Number: 22032344
Request ID:14-82598
Date First Offered12/03/2013
Title:Enhancement of IEMA Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center (vBEOC) Applica

Agency Reference Number:14-82598
Agency:EMA - Emergency Management Services
Purchasing Agency:EMA - Emergency Management Services
Purchasing Agency SPO:Joel Meints

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
This notice is intent to award a sole source contract with Argonne National Laboratory to continue work on the development of the multi-user version of the Illinois Virtual Business Operations Center (vBEOC) Application (App) within the onVirtual Community Platform (onVCP)

The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer will hold a public hearing to hear testimony and receive comments on the proposed contract as described below.

The hearing is preliminarily scheduled for:
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m. Local Time
Location: Springfield- 511 Stratton Office Building
Chicago- James R. Thompson Center, Room 9-035 via video-conference

A sole source contract may be awarded on or after that date and the hearing will be cancelled unless an interested party submits a written request for public hearing no later than 12:00 p.m. (local time) on December 17, 2013.

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. The Sole Source hearing may be recorded in order to aid the production of minutes. Parties may submit written comments in lieu of attending the hearing in person. Written comments will be afforded the same weight as oral comments received at the 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 no later than 12:00 p.m. (local time) on December 17, 2013 to the Notice Contact:

Diana Boshell
712 Stratton Office Building
401 South Spring
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-524-7020
Fax: 217-558-2164

A sole source contract where a hearing was requested by an interested party may be awarded after the hearing is conducted with the written approval of the chief procurement officer.

Key Information

Notice Type:Contract Amended

Notice Expiration Date:05/14/2015
No other organization can develop applications to run on the onVCP Platform. onVCP was developed by Argonne personnel, and can be programmed only by Argonne personnel (and subcontractors). The current version of the platform is configured to operate only on Argonne servers. Second, no other organization has knowledge or skills necessary for applying onVCP to support emergency management activities. Third, no other organization has Argonne's extensive experience with emergency management for threats involving the State of Illinois.
Department of Energy Copyright. Docket #: ANL-SF-11-049, Title: onVCP - The Virtual Community Platform, Inventors(s): W. Christopher Metz and John Dactelides,

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?:

Relevant Category:IT

Total Amount of Award:$750,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:
Length of Initial Term:12
Contract Begin Date:01/01/2014
Contract End Date:12/31/2014
Renewal Terms:N/A


Number of Responding Bidders:0
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 %
ARgonne National Laboratory$750,000.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Diana Boshell
Street Address:712 Stratton Office Building
Zip Code:62706
Phone: 217-524-7020
Fax Number:217-558-2164

Class Code

Class Codes:E110 EDP; Consulting Services


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:918 29 Computer Software Consulting


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