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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
Sole Source #69209

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Friday February 23, 2007
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Lake-Cook Distributors, Wheeling, IL
Amount:  An estimated $28,000
Begin Date: February 12, 2007     End Date: August 31, 2007
Number of Months of Contract: 5
Renewal Options: None
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday February 8, 2007
The University awarded a contract for Books for the YAL Conference to Lake-Cook Distributors, Wheeling, IL for an estimated $28,000.
The GEAR UP federal grant program is sponsoring a conference centered on the use of young adult literature, March 2-3, for teachers in program schools. The purpose is to encourage teachers to use engaging young adult books with their students. The conference features 12 young adult books; teachers receive 4 titles of their choice before the conference and are eligible to receive class sets (30 copies) of books to use with their students afterwards. The featured books are written specifically for students ranging from 12-17 years of age and come from a number of different publishers. Some required titles are in Spanish.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the vendor, Lake Cook Distributors, specializes in the sale of books for students in grades 6 through 12--exactly the age group that GEAR UP serves. Lake Cook Distributors provides a wide range of titles for the target age group at a competitive price and is able to deliver their product within the time requirements of the conference.
For additional information, contact:
Lyn Taliaferro
Phone: (773) 442-5306
FAX: (773) 442-5314

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