Reference Number: 22033927
Request ID:14-87432
Date First Offered06/17/2014
Title:HFS IES IV&V Consulting Services

Agency Reference Number:2015-00-003
Agency:HFS - Healthcare and Family Services
Purchasing Agency:HFS - Healthcare and Family Services
Purchasing Agency SPO:Megan Seitzinger

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services intends to contract with Public Knowledge to provide independent verification and validation (IV&V) services associated with the Integrated Eligibility System (IES) project, which serves to satisfy the requirments of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, commonly known as "Health Reform"). The IES will also serve as a new eligibility system for categories aside from the ACA requirements.

The Chief Procurement Offaice for General Services will hold a public hearing to hear testimony and receive comments on the proposed contract as described in the attached document.


DATE: July 2, 2014
TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Room 511 Stratton Office Building, Springfield, Il
TELECONFERENCE: 888-494-4032 Access Code: 7105319839

During the public hearing, the purchasing agency may 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 awarding a sole source contract is appropriate. Formal rules of evidence will not apply. The hearing may be recorded in order to aid in 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 the hearing.

Interested parties wishing to submit comments or request a hearing should submit written requests to the Notice Contact by noon on July 1, 2014.

Key Information

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

Notice Expiration Date:09/20/2017
Sole Source Only Justification:Oversight and quality control by an independent IV&V vendor of the IES project is required by the Federal Centers for Medicarea nd Medicaid Services (Federal CMS) for ACA compliance. Public Knowledge is currently providing these services under an emergency contract which will expire July 13, 2014. The original contract, which was competitively procured, was executed on June 4, 2013 but was inadvertently allowed to expire on March 31, 2014.

The 4% BEP goal from the original contract will be included in this contract.
Accordance with Admin Rule:< Critical changes to existing contract are necessary and best accomplished by contract holder

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?:No

Relevant Category:IT

Total Amount of Award:$1,469,010.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:estimated
Length of Initial Term:17
Contract Begin Date:07/14/2014
Contract End Date:12/31/2015
Renewal Terms:0


Number of Responding Bidders:1
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 %
Public Knowledge, LLC$1,469,010.004%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Diana Boshell
Street Address:712 Stratton Office Building
401 South Spring
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 00 CONSULTING SERVICES - All


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