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Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative
SoleSource #IPHEC1909
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday May 8, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Obama Energy Corporation, Chicago heights, IL
Amount: An estimated $3,000,000
An estimated start date of 5/31/2019 through 4/1/2022, 36 months
The award amount is merely an estimate of the potential value of orders. Orders will be placed on an as needed if needed basis. There is no guarantee that any orders will be placed or of the value of those orders.
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 Thursday May 2, 2019
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, April 12, 2019
The University awarded a contract for Multifunction Security Lighting to Obama Energy Corporation, Chicago heights, IL, for an estimated $3,000,000.
The University has a need to purchase multi-functional security lighting. This product is needed to enhance the campus security system that distributes lighting, audio, video, and commands while providing security data from each location. Due to the uniqueness of the open campus space, these added security features will aid the university in meeting these security measures. The university, on information and belief, has concluded that only one vendor can meet its need or can meet the need economically. That vendor is Obama Energy Corporation. The university has provided detailed justification to support its conclusion as shown on the attached Sole Source Justification Form. Although the university has presented this as a sole source procurement, we are seeking competitive information from firms with the capability of meeting the university?s need, even if performed in a manner different from what has been presented, to contact us and provide sufficient information to show the need can be met. If we receive that information, the Chief Procurement Officer will offer a public hearing to consider the matter. Hearing information is described below.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

For additional information, contact:
Graham LaMontagne
Phone: (217) 300-6452
State Purchasing Officer - Ashley Stewart

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 1, 2019
3:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Ashley Stewart
Phone:(217) 970-0986
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:
April 26, 2019
Register with:
Ashley Stewart
Phone:(217) 970-0986

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
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Sole Source Justification Part 2
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