|The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is giving notice of intent to award a sole source contract to The Conference Board (TCB) for continued HWOL (Help Wanted On Line) Analytics software license support and maintenance in order to have access to this online job ad data-gathering labor market information database to obtain real-time, statistically reliable economic time series on current levels of employer demand in the form of online job postings with access to the micro data on a "seasonally" adjusted State and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) basis, which correlates to federal Bureau of Labor Statistics for direct comparison, in order to perform critical labor market information research and federal reporting.|
A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on February 17, 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 12, 2016 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 written comments or makes a written request for a public hearing by Friday, February 12, 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.