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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
SoleSource #ES061410B
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Monday June 14, 2010
Awarded to:
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.

For additional information, contact:
Ernest Olson
Illinois State University
Campus Box 1220 Purchasing
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-5245
FAX: (309) 438-5555

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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