Reference Number: 22037835
Request ID:16-97099
Date First Offered02/16/2016
Title:FY17 Geo Virtual LMI/Workforce Info DB (WIDb) V2.5/2.6 Software License Support

Agency Reference Number:17C15
Agency:DES - Employment Security
Purchasing Agency:DES - Employment Security
Purchasing Agency SPO:Denise Hudson

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a sole source to Geographic Solutions, Inc. for continued proprietary Virtual LMI/Workforce Information Database (WIDb) Software V2.5/2.6 software license support and maintenance, including full web hosting, needed to manage and support the Workforce Information Center of the Labor Market Information (LMI) One Source Web site and to be compliant with federal LMI requirements. One of the deliverables for its annual federal Grant is that states produce data in the WIDb format. IDES is required to provide the critical Labor Market Information in WIDb format so users can access the data.

A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on March 2, 2016 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, February 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to:

Diana Boshell
712 Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-558-2231
Fax: 217-558-1399

The hearing will be cancelled unless an interested party submits written comments or makes a written request for a public hearing by Friday, February 26, 2016 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 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. After consideration of the testimony, the Chief Procurement Officer may approve the Purchasing Agency's request to contract by the sole source procurement method.

Key Information

Notice Type:Sole Source
Notice Stage:
Hearing Notice of Decision Upheld

Notice Expiration Date:03/17/2016
Sole Source Only Justification:Accordance with Administrative Rule: Item is copyrighted or patented and the item or service is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent. This product/service is proprietary to Geographic Solutions. It is the developer of the product/service and owns all the source code. It is currently the only source within the United States for the Virtual LMI software, ability to display our data in WIDb format and is the only vendor licenses and authorized to provide support and maintenance and hosting. The U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment & Training Administration/Bureau of Labor Statistics, requires states to provide online Labor Market Information and currently provides the Workforce Information Grant to states for disseminating the LMI; one of the few deliverables for the annual Grant is that states produce the LMI data in a WIDb format.
Accordance with Admin Rule:< Item is patented or copyrighted and only available from holder of patent/copyright

Professional & Artistic:No
Small Business Set-Aside:No

Does this solicitation contain a BEP or DBE requirement?:No

Does this solicitation contain a Veteran requirement?:No

Relevant Category:IT

Total Amount of Award:$51,021.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:$51,021.00 is actual amount for one year support including full web hosting
Length of Initial Term:12
Contract Begin Date:07/01/2016
Contract End Date:06/30/2017
Renewal Terms:0


Number of Responding Bidders:
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:
Total Number Awarded:

Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
Source Selection:N/A

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
Geographic Solutions, Inc.$51,021.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Diana Boshell
Street Address:401 S. Spring Street
712 Stratton Office Building
Zip Code:62706
Phone: 217-558-2231
Fax Number:217-558-1399

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:209 28 Communications: Networking; Linking; etc;
209 54 Internet and Web Site Software for Main Frame Computers
209 82 Scientific; Statistical; Engineering; Mathematical; and Mapp...


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