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Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative
SoleSource #TextbookWestFY16
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Thursday August 11, 2016
Vendor: West Publishing
Change Order Amount: $600,000

Due to change in buying patterns the estimated spend amount has increased significantly annually.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Aaron M. Finder.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Tuesday June 30, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: West Publishing, Eagan, MN
Amount: An estimated $225,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2018, 36 months
Renewals:
None
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 Friday June 26, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, June 12, 2015
The University awarded a contract for Cooperative Textbook Purchase to West Publishing, Eagan, MN, for an estimated $225,000.
State institutions of Higher Education require the purchase of new edition textbooks that coincide with learning objectives developed by university departments and their professors. This need will be for an indefinite quantity of textbooks based upon actual university need. The estimated value represents a forecast based upon prior fiscal year expenditures with the vendor mentioned above.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent.

For additional information, contact:
Kayci Puckett
Illini Union Book Store
807 S. Wright Street
Suite 340
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-9177
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.

Date:
June 29, 2015
Time:
9:00 AM
Location:
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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 24, 2015
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
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
  • TextbookWestFY16.pdf (296 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • TextbookWestFY16Part2.pdf (60 KB)