|The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (the "Tollway") is seeking a one-year sole economically feasible source contract for hardware and software maintenance services, as well as lane installation services with Electronic Transaction Consultants Corporation ("ETCC").|
The Tollway is in the process of obtaining a resource to develop the RFP solicitation to replace this contract. As the Tollway works to transition out of the Toll Revenue Manangement and Maintenance Program ("TRMMP") contract by segregating back-office software system and lane system services, and ultimately seeks to even further decouple lane software from lane hardware, it is necessary to mitigate financial, operational, and customer service risks in order to ensure a seamless transition to new vendors. The recommended method to accomplish this considerable undertaking is contracting ETCC services via sole economically feasible source. In the interim of the new contract being in place, the Tollway is seeking a one-year sole source procurement for continued services which will encompass the majority of the existing ETCC contract.
A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on October 21, 2015 at the Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring St., Room 511, Springfield, IL 62706. Call-in information for those unable to attend in person will be provided upon request. 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, October 16, 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 a written request for public hearing by Friday, October 16, 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 sole source determination as described in this notice. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive information from the public regarding whether a sole source award 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 the 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.