|The Illinois State Police (ISP) is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a sole source to Information Builders for annual software support and maintenance of FOCUS software. FOCUS is an integral part of the agency's fiscal, accounting, and budgetary computing systems. FOCUS is utilized in the operation of various applications including Asset Seizure Management System, Asset Forfeiture Account System, Voucher System, Office of Finance and Budget General Ledger Inquiry and Public Access Systems, Accounts Receivable System, Receipts System, Payroll System, Telecom System, and Travel System. |
A hearing is scheduled for:
DATE: May 6, 2015
TIME: 2:00 PM Local Time
LOCATION: Chicago - James R. Thompson Center, Room 9-036, via video-conference with Springfield - Stratton Building, Room 511
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 5:00 PM CST on May 1, 2015.
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 by 5:00 PM on May 1, 2015, to the Notice Contact:
712 Stratton Office Building
401 South Spring
Springfield, IL 62706
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.
Contract start and end dates as indicated in this notice of hearing are estimated.