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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
SoleSource #NS19007

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Change Order
Published Monday February 22, 2021
Vendor: Star Ginger Restaurants LLC
Change Order Amount: $0
This notice corrects the Award Info published below on November 26, 2018. The estimated start date is 2/18/2021 through 2/17/2026, 60 months.

The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Monday November 26, 2018

Star Ginger Restaurants LLCRoseville, CA

  • Amount: An estimated $300,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 3/1/2020 through 3/1/2025, 60 months
  • Renewals: 1 five-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $350,000

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 Tuesday November 13, 2018
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Monday, October 29, 2018
The University awarded a contract for a Star Ginger franchise license to Star Ginger Restaurants LLC, Roseville, CA, for an estimated $300,000.
Illinois State University intends to acquire a franchise license to operate a Star Ginger restaurant in the Bone Student Center.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the franchise license for Star Ginger is proprietary to Star Ginger Restaurants LLC.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Nick Mullins
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-1946
FAX: (309) 438-5555
State Purchasing Officer - Ashley Stewart

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.

Hearing Details

November 14, 2018
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Ashley Stewart
Phone:(217) 970-0986
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:
November 9, 2018
Register with:
Ashley Stewart
Phone:(217) 970-0986

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
  • NS19007StarGinger.pdf (344 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • NS19007Pt2.pdf (46 KB)