|The Department of Public Health is giving notice of intent to award a contract as a Sole Economically Feasible Source to: PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc. The programmatic objective is to provide the necessary software maintenance for the Newborn Metabolic Screening Data System. The system will manage the volume of laboratory testing, follow-up and long term case management data requirements for the State-mandated Newborn Metabolic Screening Program. This program is a critical, high volume testing and follow-up program which processes over 800 samples each day for all infants born in the State of Illinois. The system allows hospitals to enter birth data directly, or through an interface with the Birth Related Data System; interface with other related newborn IDPH data systems, including electronic birth records, birth defects registry, Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and newborn hearing screening systems.|
A hearing is scheduled for 2:00 PM on January 14, 2015 at the Stratton Building, 401 South Spring St., Room 511, Springfield, IL 62706 and video conference at at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph , Suite 9-035, Chicago, IL 60601. 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 9, 2015 at 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, January 9, 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.