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No dough? No dough

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016

* The administration has been using spit and bailing wire to keep the government going during the impasse. One example

Description and Specifications: Emergency purchase of bread and bun bases for Illinois Correctional Industries to use in making of inmates’ bread and to provide to other state agencies.

Key Information

Notice Type: Emergency Procurement

Published: 02/17/2016
Notice Expiration Date: 06/07/2016

Emergency Justification: Illinois Correctional Industries uses bread/bun base and sweetdough base in the production of bread & buns, and other food staples required to provide to inmates and for sale to various state agencies. The current master contract #PSD4017603 has an expiration of 12/16/2017 but the vendor refused to deliver the said products due to lack of payment. So as not to interrupt customer demands and prevent or minimize serious disruption to the IDOC and other state agencies, it is imperative that this emergency purchase be made.

Accordance with Admin Rule: Minimize serious disruption to critical state services that affect health, safety, or collection of substantial state revenues […]

Total Amount of Award: $190,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description: Estimated
Length of Initial Term: 3
Contract Begin Date: 02/12/2016
Contract End Date: 05/11/2016

Hat tip to a commenter.

…Adding… With a hat tip to another commenter, remember this pledge to cut wasteful spending like emergency procurements from the 2014 campaign?

Welcome to the real world, governor.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Daniel Plainview - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 12:13 pm:

    So emergency procurements have gone from waste and incompetence to innovative management. Got it.

  2. - Anon - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 12:14 pm:

    Alton Mental Health has no toilet paper.

  3. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 12:17 pm:

    “In other news, while bread has been procured for Illinois prisons, the water was turned off today at those same prisons due to the State’s non-payment of the water bill”

    (This is snark)

  4. - Honeybear - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 12:18 pm:

    Summer of Discoveries!

  5. - Fred - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 12:19 pm:

    I’m sorry to announce that our normal offering of Bread and water will be limited to just water until after the November election.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

  6. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 12:20 pm:

    To the Update…

    “Pat Quinn failed… ”

    … but he may be right about a few things.


  7. - DuPage - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 12:26 pm:

    Tonight’s menu, roadkill stew.

  8. - cdog - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 12:29 pm:

    Rauner is running his mouth today.
    He doesn’t want crisis.
    He doesn’t want leverage.
    He doesn’t want a massive tax hike.
    He doesn’t mismanage the state.

    He just continues to live what he denies. He’s such a wrong-minded leader.

    No toilet paper, no bread; it’s getting bad.

  9. - sal-says - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 12:31 pm:

    Ignorant here.

    Where does the cash come from to pay a company so they bite at this ‘emergency procurement’?

  10. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 12:36 pm:

    if master contract #PSD4017603 has an expiration of 12/16/2017 I don’t understand the need of the emergency procurement? How did the emergency get paid if the original contract couldn’t be

  11. - Anon221 - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 12:40 pm:

    Well, you know what, Guv - Change is tough. Change is hard./ BIG S

  12. - Ghost - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 12:41 pm:

    money cant be spent without an approp… why doesnt somone fet an injunction to halt all contracts until there is an aprop? there is no basis for an emergency creating an aprop.

  13. - Sick of It All - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 12:44 pm:

    State Parks are not able to procure supplies from vendors they have done business with for years due to non-payment. No one wants to carry the State anymore - do you blame them? Recall that a IL State Park closed due to lack of electricity and garbage service until a Good Samaritan bailed them out. This State is a friggin joke everywhere. A pox on all the Houses and Senate!

  14. - Trolling Troll - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 1:04 pm:

    Of course the prisons supply the bread and juice to the state veterans homes. So I guess they won’t be getting any bread or juice. Happy Memorial Day! Thank you for your seevice!

  15. - Norseman - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 1:07 pm:

    Was there fine print at the bottom indicating the vendor would be a sucker

  16. - My New Handle - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 1:26 pm:

    It’s baling wire, not “bailing” wire.

  17. - TD - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 1:34 pm:

    Things like this are just the tip of the iceberg. Due to the lack of budget, vendors are responding to IFBs and RFPs across the board with higher proposed costs, to mitigate the risk of not being paid promptly or at all. Someone should take a look at how much money is being flown through in IT and consulting projects with no underlying approp.

  18. - Sir Reel - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 1:46 pm:

    State of Illinois: the wheels are smokin’ but the car ain’t movin’.

  19. - Hit or Miss - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 1:51 pm:

    Knowing that the current contract holder is not being paid, why would anyone bid on this ‘Emergency Procurement’? Would they not assume that there is a good chance that they too would not be paid?

  20. - Huh? - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 2:41 pm:

    Did the contract include a line about payment is subject to appropriation? Where is the money come from to pay for this commodity?

  21. - cdog - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 3:06 pm:

    If the contract/invoice/supplier meet all the parameters of the Vendor Payment Program, a third party will pay 90% of what is owed up front, 10% when state pays, and third party keeps the 1% per month penalty.

    From the language on the VPP webpage it appears that they are being very careful how they select the participants. Something must have happened with the first prison bread base supplier.

    “Vendor Payment Program
    In light of the lack of a Fiscal Year 2016 budget, the Vendor Payment Program is only available on a limited basis. Invoices that are authorized for payment may be considered for program participation. For example, invoices for commodities or services covered by a consent decree or court order may be eligible for the program.”

  22. - Jerry - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 6:05 pm:

    So, we can’t legalize drugs, end cartels, and tax the heck out of them…instead will just pay millions to feed our citizens/prisoners.

  23. - steve schnorf - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 9:48 pm:

    cdog, if there isn’t a consent decree or a court order there are no approved invoices to factor

  24. - RNUG - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 9:54 pm:

    And someone I know at an agency has burned through all the local supply and some national vendors due to non-payment. Down to only one national company willing to still supply stuff.

    Thought the small / local business was the growth engine of the economy? Rauner is doing a good job of trying to kill them off!

  25. - RNUG - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 9:57 pm:

    Whoever suggested, on this or another thread, that someone should sue the State over doing purchasing without spending authority may be on the right track. They should try to get a state-wide injunction preventing ANY spending with a court order or proper appropriation.

  26. - RNUG - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 9:58 pm:

    preventing ANY spending WITHOUT

  27. - Norseman - Wednesday, Jun 1, 16 @ 10:05 pm:

    Well said RNUG.

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