Chicago State University
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Steinway Piano Gallery, Elmhurst, IL
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 Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The University awarded a contract for Steinway Grand Concert Piano to Steinway Piano Gallery, Elmhurst, IL, for $83,395.
The University is replacing the 9' concert grand Steinway piano in Breakey Theater. The current piano is 40 years old and no longer holds tune. This piano was already rebuilt once during the 40 years and is past its usable life expectancy for a piano utilized for institutional use. With proper care, we expect the new piano to last 30-40 years.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the
compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.
For additional information, contact:
Chicago State University
Cook Administration Building
9501 South King Drive
Phone: (773) 995-4443
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.
May 9, 2012
401 S. Spring Street
If you wish to testify in person, a university location may be made available upon request. Please contact the Hearing Contact listed below.
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph
Date, time, and location are
subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential
participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.
May 7, 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
May 7, 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.