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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois Secretary of State
SoleSource #KleinSwitchgearUpgrades
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Friday September 6, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Springfield City Water Light and Power, Springfield, IL
Amount: An estimated $70,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
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 Wednesday September 4, 2019
The hearing was cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Wednesday, August 14, 2019
The University awarded a contract for Klein Switchgear Upgrades to Springfield City Water Light and Power, Springfield, IL, for an estimated $70,000.
Upgrade to the Klein Street Electrical Substation Switchgear #2 and #3 Relay Packages, for the Office of the Secretary of State, Illinois State Capitol Complex. Please see attachment for specifics.
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:
Jamie Booker
501 S. 2nd Street
Rm 116 Howlett Bldg
Springfield, IL 62756
Phone: (217) 782-0828
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb

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.

August 29, 2019
2:00 PM
Office of the Secretary of State
501 South Second Street
Room 116 Howlett Building
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Amy Williams
Phone:(217) 785-3094
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:
August 24, 2019
Register with:
Jamie Booker
Phone:(217) 782-0828

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
  • SoleSourceKleinSwitchgearPart1.pdf (135 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • KleinSwitchgearUpgradePart2.pdf (37 KB)