|The Illinois Tollway is giving notice of its intent to amend its contract with System Development Integration (SDI) LLC for the Project Management and Technology Planning Services for a period of 7 months at a cost of $1,993,000.00.|
Description: The request is to extend the Project Management and Technology Planning contract 11-0114 with System Development Integration (SDI) LLC, for a period of 7 months at a cost of $1,993,000.00.
The SDI team is an integral part of the Accenture Tolling System Implementation Project performing critical functions in the Information Technology and Business Systems Departments.
The current SDI contract that this work is being performed under, 11-0114, is set to expire prior to the Accenture Tolling System Go Live date. The SDI team is performing critical functions that the Project Go Live is dependent upon and the team will be needed to assist with Post Go Live activities and issue resolution. It is anticipated that the SDI Team will be needed through January 31st 2016.
The contract is an amendment germane to the original contract, reasonable in size and scope, and in the best interest of the State to continue the services with the current vendor. Hiring a new vendor will increase the cost significantly, in addition to a long learning curve to get a new vendor up to speed with the project.