|The Illinois Department of Public Health (DPH) is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a sole source to JEMM Technologies. The e-Perinet system is currently being utilized by the Regional Perinatal Centers to report data on their network hospitals. The system has been tailored to meet the needs of the Regional Perinatal System. Eight of the ten Regional Perinatal Centers are currently utilizing the system to report data. By contracting with the Eperinet system the State will save the cost of selecting and modifying a new system to meet the specific needs of the Regional Perinatal Centers. By contracting with the e-Perinet system the state will save the costs of training all of the Centers to enter data, the State will also save the time required for the Centers to acclimate themselves to the system and accurately enter data. The benefit of contracting directly with the e-Perinet system the state can require all Regional Perinatal Centers to utilize the system for data reporting, which will standardize the data available for analysis of network hospital performance. With standardized data on hospital performance the return on investment for the State will be the increased capacity to monitor network hospitals and provide training and technical support to improve the quality of healthcare services provided during childbirth and decrease the likelihood of poor outcomes for mothers and babies. |
A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on 06/10/2015 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 9-035, 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 06/05/2015 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, 06/05/2015 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 source contract. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive information from the public as to whether contract 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. 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.