Reference Number: 22035970
Request ID:15-91834
Date First Offered04/28/2015
Title:Forensic Server for CERU

Agency Reference Number:15-91834
Agency:ISP - Illinois State Police
Purchasing Agency:ISP - Illinois State Police
Purchasing Agency SPO:Marty Lane; Richard Welch

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois State Police (ISP)Computer Evidence Recovery Unit (CERU)is giving notice of intent to award a contract to purchase one new forensic server. The CERU utilizes a forensic server store, access, analyze and archive data from digital evidence. The purchase of this item will allow the CERU to continue to assist federal, state and local law enforcement agencies with criminal investigations by providing digital forensic analysis.

A hearing is scheduled for:
DATE: May 13, 2015
TIME: 2:00 PM Local Time
LOCATION: Chicago - James R. Thompson Center, Room 9-036, via video-conference with Springfield - Stratton Building, Room 511

A sole source contract will be awarded on that date and the hearing will be cancelled, unless an interested party submits a written request for public hearing by 5:00 PM CST on May 8, 2015.

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 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. Written comments will be afforded the same weight as oral comments received at hearing.

Interested parties wishing to submit comments or request a hearing 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 5:00 PM on May 8, 2015, to the Notice Contact:

Diana Boshell
712 Stratton Office Building
401 South Spring
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-524-7020

A sole source contract where a hearing was requested by an interested party may be awarded after the hearing is conducted with the written approval of the chief procurement officer.

Contract start and end dates as indicated in this notice of hearing are estimated.

Key Information

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

Notice Expiration Date:06/04/2015
Sole Source Only Justification:Digital Intelligence is the sole source provider of their licensed product. Purchase of this forensic server will assist the CERU to fulfill their duties and provide investigative support to law enforcement agencies. The CERU has been using computer systems from Digital Intelligence since 2003. Their equipment has had low maintenance and they continue to provide outstanding technical support even though the server is out of warranty and we have no maintenance contract. The anticipated return on investment is the continued use and support of Digital Intelligence computers.

The CERU intends to purchase the server as a sole source purchase from Digital Intelligence in order to maintain operational compatibility with the existing workstation network infrastructure of the CERU. If a sole source purchase of the FRED-C server is not used, it will prolong the use of the current out-dated equipment which may compromise ongoing criminal investigations. It may also result in loss of federal grant funds through which the server has been identified for purchase, thus meeting the agreement set forth in the federal ITTF grant. Digital Intelligence is the sole source provider of their FRED-C Data Center.
Accordance with Admin Rule:< Compatibility of equipment, accessory, parts, or service is paramount consideration

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:$86,300.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:
Length of Initial Term:2
Contract Begin Date:05/14/2015
Contract End Date:07/15/2015
Renewal Terms:0


Number of Responding Bidders:1
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:0
Total Number Awarded:1

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 %
Digital Intelligence$86,300.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Diana Boshell
Street Address:712 Stratton Office Building
Zip Code:62706
Phone: 217-524-7020
Fax Number:217-558-1399

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