|The Illinois Department of Agriculture is giving notice of the intent to enter into a sole economically feasible source contract with Computer Aid, Inc. This vendor sells a Microsoft-based database software for managing licenses, certificates, laboratory testing, and other aspects of the regulatory feed, fertilizer, and seed programs that are administered by the Bureau of Agricultural Products Inspection. This system would replace existing antiquated software systems.|
A hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. on June 17, 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. 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 Friday June 12, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. to:
712 Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, Il 62706
The hearing will be cancelled unless an interested party submits written comments or makes a written request for public hearing by Friday, June 12, 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 economically feasible source contract. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive information from the public as to whether contract award by sole economically feasible 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.