|The Department of CMS is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a Sole Source to: IBM Corporation. CMS is seeking approval to execute an amendment to the existing Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) with IBM for the acquisition of maintenance/support, services, release protection, and additional licenses of/for the State's existing install-base of IBM mainframe and distributed software products. The existing contract for this service, CMS4790360-A, expires 07/31/17 and there are no renewals remaining. This is a new sole source procurement.|
A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on 07/28/2015 at the Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring St., Room 511, Springfield, IL 62706 and video conference at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Suite 9-036, Chicago, IL 60601. Parties may call into the hearing at 1-888-494-4032, Access Code 710 531 9839. 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, July 24, 2015 by 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 public hearing by Friday, 07/24/2015 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 awarding of a sole source contract. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive information from the public as to whether contract 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. Written comments will be afforded the same weight as oral comments received at 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.
NOTICE: The start and end dates of this contract will depend on actual signature dates. The dates provided below are estimated for the purpose of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin hearing notice.