|The Department of Public Health (IDPH) is giving notice of a change order/ amendment to contract #77400010E. Additional time is needed for the Division to have an environmental platform developed. This process is currently only 85% completed. Once the platform has been developed, the Division will then be allowed to upgrade to GL Suites Version 6.0. The Division will also need the additional time to perform quality assurance and regression testing before the upgraded software/tasks can be deployed to the production environment. No additional funds are being added to the time extension. The extension will end 9/28/2017.|
The contractual upgrade to Version 6.0 will ensure the continuance of software service for all EMS and Hospital EMS System to gain access for the issuance of Provider licenses for the next 12 months. This web-based system is currently being utilized to manage a variety of tasks on a daily basis. Required by the EMS Act, IDPH/EMS has statutory responsibility for processing thousands of licenses throughout the State of Illinois. IDPH/EMS' daily operational needs depend heavily on GL Suite Government Licensing System. The current system is utilized to efficiently initiate and renew individual, business and EMS vehicle/aircraft licenses. It is also used to track licensees' training and continuing education hours which is required also by the EMS Act. This compliance allows licensees to effectively and lawfully perform EMS services for their communities.