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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Governors State University
SoleSource #120811
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Wednesday December 28, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: The Education Advisory Board, Washington, DC
Amount: An estimated $39,000
An estimated start date of 1/1/2012 through 12/31/2013, 24 months
Membership to the University Leadership Council for exclusive access to research and data from Higher Education members.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, December 12, 2011
The University awarded a contract for the Education Advisory Board Membership to The Education Advisory Board, Washington, DC, for an estimated $39,000.
This two-year membership includes access to and the development of best practices for strategies to address the institution's needs. Through the University Leadership Council (ULC) the Advisory Board provides research and analysis to universities and colleges focusing on business strategy, operations, and general management issues of academic institutions. Gathering information across and beyond the members, the Advisory Board benchmarks institutions and published findings and outcomes exclusively to the membership.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance.

For additional information, contact:
Tracy Sullivan
Phone: (708) 534-4990 Ext: 3018
FAX: (708) 235-3970

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.

December 27, 2011
2:00 PM
Stratton Building 349C
401 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Additional Information: Optional hearing location: James R Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph, Suite 9-035 Chicago, IL 60601. If you wish to testify in person, a University location may be made available upon request. Please contact the hearing contact listed above.
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:
December 22, 2011
Register with:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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 December 26, 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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  • SSJAdvisoryBd.pdf (616 KB)
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  • 120811SSJFinal.pdf (89 KB)