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Chicago State University
SoleSource #0905IP
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Tuesday October 21, 2008
Awarded to:
Vendor: Payless Investments, Accra, Ghana
Amount: $64,885
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 Monday, October 6, 2008
The University awarded a contract for the development and distribution of textbooks to Payless Investments, Accra, Ghana, for $64,885.
US AID Administrator Henrietta Fore announced Sept. 18 that Chicago State University (CSU) will receive a $2 million grant to develop, produce, and distribute textbooks for schoolchildren in Ghana. The award comes two years after CSU received $3 million under President Bush's African Education Initiative to fund its Textbooks and Learning Materials Program (TLMP) in Ghana, part of an overall Administration effort to provide 15 million textbooks and other learning materials to Africa's children by 2010. The new funding will allow the University to provide additional textbooks for children at the kindergarten level and grades one through three. This is the first time in Ghana's history that books have been created in partnership with the United States which has countrywide distribution and sustainable impact. The African Education Initiative is a $600 million, multi-year effort to improve basic education in Africa, and complements USAID's long-term education efforts on the continent.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the grant provides the use of local vendors to perform the distribution.

For additional information, contact:
Nate Tindall
Chicago State University
Cook Administration Building, Rm. 111
9501 South King Drive
Chicago State University
Chicago, IL 60628-1598
Phone: (733) 995-2424

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