Northern Illinois University awarded a contract for air travel in the estimated amount of $40,800 on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 . NIU Center for Southeast Asian Studies requires immediate air travel tickets to fulfill a State Department grant requirement. Southwind Travel and Tours has been awarded the order. This flight is a round trip flight from the Philippines to Chicago. This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which immediate action was warranted to avoid the lapse or loss of federal or donated funds.
(Submitted by Steven D. Cunningham, State Purchasing Officer.)