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Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative
SoleSource #IPHEC2112
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday March 6, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Gartner, Inc, Fort Myers, FL
Amount: An estimated $5,000,000
An estimated start date of 3/1/2019 through 4/30/2022, 36 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 modified
Published Monday March 4, 2019
Please find attached the sole source hearing recommendation from the CPO and Hearing Officer
First published Friday, January 18, 2019
The University awarded a contract for Membership to Subscription Research for IT to Gartner, Inc, Fort Myers, FL, for an estimated $5,000,000.
Membership to subscription-based research and related services module for IT professionals.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the items are required for research and no other source is able to meet the researcher's documented needs. Membership provides subscription access to in-depth technology related insight and research, advisory services, and proprietary data and reports.

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.

February 6, 2019
2:00 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:
February 1, 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
  • IPHEC2112.pdf (359 KB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • IPHEC2112HearingRecommendation.pdf (212 KB)
  • IPHEC2112Pt2.pdf (39 KB)