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Eastern Illinois University
SoleSource #BM022884

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday November 4, 2020

TechsmithOkemos, MI

  • Amount: $49,992
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 11/1/2020 through 6/30/2022, 20.00 months
  • Renewals: 2 one-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $59,900

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

The hearing has been cancelled
Published Monday November 2, 2020
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
First published Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Knowmia - Teaching Online with Video to Techsmith, Okemos, MI, for $49,992.
The University has a need to teach online with video. This is needed because more classes are being held online. The end result will be a more meaningful experience for our students. The university, on information and belief, has concluded that only one vendor can meet its need or can meet the need economically. That vendor is Techsmith. The university has provided detailed justification to support its conclusion as shown on the attached Sole Source Justification form.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Connie Downey
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Phone: (217) 581-7747
FAX: (217) 581-6015
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Catherine Bradbury

We will hold a public hearing at the date, time and location specified below, if we receive a request to testify regarding the sole source determination. We will also hold a hearing if any vendor submits a signed statement showing the capability to provide the stated supplies/services at or below the amount indicated.

The public hearing allows any interested party the opportunity to 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 officer will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. After conclusion of the hearing we will decide whether the sole source determination was appropriate.

We must receive any request to testify and any vendor statement no later than the registration date and time indicated below. If we do not receive a timely request or statement, we will not hold the hearing. We reserve the right to cancel the procurement prior to any scheduled hearing. Please confirm the status of the hearing with the Hearing Contact.

Hearing Details

Date:
November 4, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM
Location:
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327
Additional Information: All sole source hearings under the jurisdiction of the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education will be conducted by tele-conference only until the in-person option is reinstated.
Date, time, and location are subject to change and/or cancellation. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
October 30, 2020
Register with:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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Sole Source Justification
  • BM022884.pdf (914 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • BM022884Pt2.pdf (524 KB)