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Governors State University
SoleSource #GSU1704

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Renewal Info
Published Wednesday October 2, 2019
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Touchnet Information Systems Inc.
Amount: An amount not to exceed $104,000
Renewal: 1 of 1, 11/1/2019 through 10/31/2022
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
This procurement remains a sole economically available source for the payment gateway used for collection of student payments and credit card transactions across campus for students to make payment plans.
Potential Future Renewals: None
Comments: There was no BEP goal established by GSU for this award because this vendor is not a diverse supplier.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Thursday November 3, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Touchnet Information Systems Inc., Lenexa, KS
Amount: $94,950
An estimated start date of 11/3/2016 through 10/31/2019, 36 months
1 three-year
Potential Future Renewals: $94,950
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 October 31, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The University awarded a contract for payment plan platform integrated with Ellucian ERP to Touchnet Information Systems Inc., Lenexa, KS, for $94,950.
This product provides the online student payments and also student payment plans as a platform for the receipt of student tuition and fees, integrated with the existing GSU Ellucian Colleague ERP. This new solution provides the ability for the university to receive credit card payments & students to make payment plans over the internet.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this 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
State Purchasing Officer - Aaron M. Finder

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

November 2, 2016
3:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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:
October 28, 2016
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105

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
  • GSU1704Part1.pdf (310 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • GSU1704Part2.pdf (62 KB)