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Governors State University
SoleSource #SSF182
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
This procurement has been cancelled
Published Monday June 18, 2018
This sole source will not be awarded.
The buyer for this procurement is now Tracy Sullivan, (708) 534-4990 Ext: 3018.
The hearing has been cancelled
Published Tuesday June 5, 2018
Please disregard the prior hearing cancellation notice as it was published prematurely. The CPO wishes to ensure consideration of all factors of the request.
The hearing has been cancelled
Published Tuesday June 5, 2018
On May 16, 2018, a hearing on Governor State University's request for sole source was held. The Chief Procurement Officer has denied GSU's request to use sole source as the procurement method for the requested services. The hearing officer's recommendation to the CPO and the CPO's signed justification is attached.
First published Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The University intends to award a contract for Media and Radio Advertising Sponsorship to CBS Radio East dba WBBM-AM/WBBM-FM/BEARS, Chicago, IL, for an estimated $150,000.
This is a purchase of advertising on specified channels.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the media is for advertising.

For additional information, contact:
Bettie Lewis
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484
Phone: (708) 534-4990
FAX: (708) 235-3970
State Purchasing Officer - Margaret van Dijk

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.

May 16, 2018
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Margaret van Dijk
Phone:(217) 720-0293
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:
May 11, 2018
Register with:
Margaret van Dijk
Phone:(217) 720-0293

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
  • SSF182CBSRadioEast.pdf (586 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • SSF182Pt2.pdf (260 KB)