Reference Number: 22037801
Request ID:16-97095
Date First Offered02/01/2016
Title:FY17 TCB/HWOL Analytics Software License Support and Maintenance

Agency Reference Number:17C12
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 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:

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 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.

Key Information

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

Notice Expiration Date:03/04/2016
Sole Source Only Justification:Accordance with Admin. Rule: Item is copyrighted or patented and the item or service is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent. Only the HWOL Analytics product (both the software and the data that is uploaded on it) produces a real-time, statistically reliable economic time series on a State and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) "seasonally" adjusted basis with access to the underlying data and that correlates to U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), methodology and direct comparison. The data is comparable to the BLS methodology of "seasonal" adjustments and adheres to the timing of the BLS time series. The HWOL is an exclusive product of The Conference Board and is only available through TCB. TCB produces the HWOL under a proprietary methodology as a proprietary data time series, and is the only provider of support and maintenance for this product. HWOL is owned by TCB and is not available from any other source.
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:$81,700.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:$81,700.00 is annual support amount (one year)
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 %
The Conference Board$81,700.000%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:208 37 Database Software
920 45 Software Maintenance/Support


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