Chicago State University
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: SimplexGrinnell, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $95,839
An estimated start date of 2/1/2012 through 6/30/2012, 5 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
The hearing documents were attached to the announcement on January 31, 2012.
First published Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The University awarded a contract for SimpleGrinnell to SimplexGrinnell, Chicago, IL, for an estimated $95,839.
We need to acquire services from this particular vendor because the current configuration of Fire Alarm Panels is 98 percent manufactured by the vendor. This also includes the peripherals associated with the panels. The vendor currently has the parts and trained service personnel to conduct the repairs to the system. In addition with the age of two of our eleven Simplex Fire Alarm Panels being over 20 years old, other vendors that I checked with do not have the parts or the knowledge to work on those panels. In the event of a fire panel or system malfunction, the vendor has direct access to newly manufactured replacement parts and knowledgeable technicians to install and repair.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the
compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.
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A public hearing will be held at which interested parties may testify for or against
the sole source determination as described in this notice. The purpose of the hearing
is to receive information from the public in a reasonable manner. Formal rules of
evidence will not apply.
The hearing panel will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order
to aid in the production of the minutes. Interested parties wishing to comment
for or against the determination may do so in writing or in person. If you wish
to testify, prior registration is requested to ensure adequate time is allowed for all parties.
January 25, 2012
401 S. Spring Street
Date, time, and location are
subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential
participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.
January 13, 2012
Written comments may be submitted in lieu of or in addition to oral testimony.
All such comments shall be considered public record and open to review by the
Written comments must be received no later than
January 23, 2012.
Any party who wishes to testify must register in advance to guarantee an opportunity
to testify. Individuals who have not registered in advance may be heard, time
permitting, at the discretion of the Hearing Officer. An individual will be
heard only once on a particular item.
Proceedings from the meeting will be available for download following the hearing date.
This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.