Reference Number: 22036547
Request ID:15-94647
Date First Offered01/04/2016
Title:STRmix Expert Forensic DNA Software Licensing and Maintenance

Agency Reference Number:15-94647
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 is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a sole source to NicheVision Forensics, LLC who is the sole US distributer of Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited STRmix software. The contract is for the initial purchase of software and annual software licensing, support and maintenance for the STRmix software for a 4 year period.

The dates of this contract listed below are an estimate.
A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on January 20, 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, January 15, 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

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.

Key Information

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

Notice Expiration Date:02/04/2016
Sole Source Only Justification:The software STRmix, has been developed by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) with new algorithms and biological and statistical strategies that enable full utilization of all DNA typing results, including those encountered in more challenging forensic samples. The software automates the manual interpretation process that examiners perform and thus significantly reduces analysis time. Automation of interpretation removes elements of subjectivity and allows for consistent interpretations among examiners within a casework unit. STRmix software also allows for variances to be entered by the user based upon user’s validation data.
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:$460,720.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:
Length of Initial Term:48
Contract Begin Date:02/24/2016
Contract End Date:02/23/2020
Renewal Terms:NA


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 %
NicheVision Forensics, LLC$460,720.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Susan Vondrak
Street Address:801 S. 7th St, Suite 900-S
Zip Code:62703
Phone: 217-558-2231
Fax Number:217-528-1399

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:209 46 Expert System Software


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