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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sole Source #161346

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Friday November 20, 1998
Awarded to:
Vendor:  IBM Corporation
Amount:  $25,530
Terms:   One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday November 5, 1998
The University awarded a contract for conversion management software to IBM Corporation for $25,530.
In order to ensure that AISS' current operating software is year 2000 compliant, they need to convert their OS/VS COBOL code to COBOL for MVS. To effect this conversion, they wish to make a sole source procurement of the IBM software CCCA and CICS. The purchase will enhance programmer productivity during the migration process by automatically converting most COBOL syntax and by generating conversion management reports that, in recording the conversion process, provide a historical trace of the migration.

IBM is the only firm capable of providing these conversion aids. The reliability of the process will be increased with the use of the IBM products because all aspects of the conversion process will be handled by their software. IBM is the provider of the currently operating software products OS/VS COBOL and the requested COBOL for MVS. IBM wrote both of these compilers, they have access to their own compiler code internals, and best know the differences between these two compilers. No other vendor of migration software has this kind of access to the internals of our currently operating IBM software and this kind of accountability and compatibility.
For additional information, contact:
Phil Newcomb

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