Reference Number: 22034162
Request ID:PBC 14-84474
Date First Offered07/29/2014
Title:DFI Conversion to CLEAR Software

Agency Reference Number:15IT006
Agency:FPR - Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Purchasing Agency:FPR - Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Purchasing Agency SPO:Maye Kelsey

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (DFPR) is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a sole economically feasible source to Iron Data Solutions to convert the Division of Financial Institutions' (DFI) regulatory data into the CLEAR (Credential Licensing, Enforcement and Regulation) system which currently holds all regulatory information for our Division of Banking responsibilities. The DFI regulatory data is currently stored in four (4) separate Microsoft Access databases that do not communicate with each other and require separate maintenance efforts. CLEAR is run on proprietary software owned by Iron Data Solutions.

A hearing is scheduled for:
Date and time: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Location: 511 Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring St. Springfield, Illinois and James R. Thompson Center (JRTC) - Suite 9-035, 100 W. Randolph Chicago, Illinois

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 Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

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 Tueday, August 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm. to the Notice Contact: Diana Boshell, 712 Stratton Office Building, Springfield, IL 62706 E-mail:; 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.

Key Information

Notice Type:Contract Amended

Notice Expiration Date:11/30/2015
The proprietary software was purchased from CAVU Corporation as a result of a competitive bid process. As the software is proprietary, only they can provide maintenance or make enhancements or modifications. (CAVU Coporation was bought out by Iron Data Solutions.)

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:$200,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Estimated value of $200,000.00.
Length of Initial Term:12
Contract Begin Date:08/15/2014
Contract End Date:08/14/2015
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 %
Iron Data Solutions$200,000.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Susan Gold
Street Address:100 West Randolph St.
Ste 9-
Zip Code:60601
Phone: 312-814-1524
Fax Number:312-814-2238

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:208 37 Database Software


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