|The Department of CMS is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a Sole Source to: International Business Systems (IBM). CMS is seeking approval to enter into a sole source contract for 12 months. Existing contract for this service, CIC4840330, expires 05/31/15 and there are no renewals remaining. This is a new sole source procurement to replace the expiring contract.|
Purchase 12 months IBM Accelerated Value for Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM). The Accelerated Value program provides the highest level of support available from IBM specifically for the Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) product. The program provides proactive and responsive support, expert advice and best practices information to best leverage the Tivoli Storage Manager deployment for the State of Illinois.
A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on 05/06/2015 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. Parties may call into the hearing at 1-888-494-4032, Access Code 710 531 9839. 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, May 01, 2015 by 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, 05/01/2015 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