Illinois State University
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: IBM Corporation, Springfield, IL
Amount: An estimated $475,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2008 through 6/30/2009, 12 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, June 12, 2008
The University awarded a contract for software license for an IBM zSeries mainframe to IBM Corporation, Springfield, IL, for an estimated $475,000.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the
compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.
IBM is the only source because the software is proprietary and no other vendor produces or sells an operating system for the zSeries Enterprise Server.
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