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Governors State University
SoleSource #GSU1701
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday June 30, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Juvenile Protective Association (JPA), Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $200,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2017, 12 months
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 June 20, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Aaron M. Finder.
First published Friday, June 3, 2016
The University awarded a contract for customized, state-wide training to Juvenile Protective Association (JPA), Chicago, IL, for an estimated $200,000.
This contract is for training, reports & presentations to DCFS Clinical & Training staff on research findings & best practices in Child Welfare. Topics include psychiatric hospitalization outcomes, assessment and investigation of cases, head trauma injuries, and other Best Practices topics requested by DCFS. This supports mental health and decision making outcomes of families to enhance child safety, permanency and well being. Training is held state-wide in Illinois, as funded by the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between GSU & DCFS. JPA is a named subawardee within the GSU/DCFS IGA for Fiscal Year 2017.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Customized training curriculum is proprietary and funded by the IGA contract between GSU & DCFS, JPA is a named subawardee within the IGA for Fiscal Year 2017.

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

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.

June 22, 2016
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Potential participants are requested to call ahead to verify location and get directions. 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:
June 17, 2016
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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
  • GSU1701.PDF (279 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • GSU1701Part2.pdf (61 KB)