|DFPR is seeking to purchase annual software maintenance on ILES and CLEAR for FY16 (07/01/15 - 06/30/16). The Integrated Licensing and Enforcement System (ILES) holds the entire application/licensing/enforcement histories of our assigned Division of Professional Regulation professions. The Credential Licensing, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) system holds all regulatory information for our Division of Banking and, after completion of a conversion project, the Division of Financial Institutions. |
These systems are essential to DFPR's mission to protect the lives of Illinois citizens. It is vital that the data in ILES and CLEAR be maintained and accessible, and fixing/patching/modifying the systems is crucial to preventing unscrupulous businesses and incompetent professionals from taking advantage of their customers and clients.
Both ILES and CLEAR are based on Iron Data Solutions' proprietary "e-License" software which was purchased as a result of a competitive bid process and was modified to meet the regulatory needs of the agency. As the software is proprietary, only Iron Data Solutions can provide maintenance or make enhancements or modifications.
A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 05/27/2015 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 Wednesday, 5/20/2015 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 Wednesday, 05/20/2015 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.