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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
SoleSource #BQ011011
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Tuesday July 26, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC d/b/a MPS, Gordonsville, VA
Amount: An estimated $200,000
An estimated start date of 7/18/2011 through 6/30/2012, 12 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, June 24, 2011
The University awarded a contract for Textbooks for Rental to Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC d/b/a MPS, Gordonsville, VA, for an estimated $200,000.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent.

For additional information, contact:
Sue Sallee
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Phone: (217) 581-7578
FAX: (217) 581-6015

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.

July 11, 2011
10:00 AM
Room 1133
Old Main
600 W Lincoln
Charleston, IL
Sue Sallee
Phone:(217) 581-7578
Fax:(217) 581-6015
Potential participants are requested to call ahead to verify location and get directions. Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
July 8, 2011
Register with:
Sue Sallee
Phone:(217) 581-7578
Fax:(217) 581-6015

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 public. Written comments must be received no later than July 8, 2011.

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.

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Sole Source Justification
  • BQ011011HoltzbrinkMPSpart1.pdf (73 KB)
  • BQ011011solesourcepart2.pdf (29 KB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • BQ011011hearingdocuments.pdf (130 KB)