Illinois State University
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Blackboard, Inc., Washington, DC
Amount: An estimated $110,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2010 through 6/30/2011, 12 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, May 28, 2010
The University awarded a contract for Blackboard Learning System software maintenance to Blackboard, Inc., Washington, DC, for an estimated $110,000.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the
compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.
Blackboard Learning System is the course management system software currently used by University instructors to augment and administer thousands of courses. It is used for grading, administering tests and quizzes, delivering required course materials and much more. It is in the best interest of the University to continue to use the Blackboard Learning System, and Blackboard is the only source for this software maintenance.
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This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.