Northern Illinois University
Sole Source #67298bjm
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Atlas Carpet Mills
Terms: One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Monday May 9, 2005
a contract for
Atlas Carpet Mills
This contract is for carpet for the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center building. Northern Illinois University is currently in the process of constructing the new Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center building which is 100% donor funded. All interior finishes were specified by the architect, which were included in the original design and construction documents. Work has already been initated on this project. All finishes for the building are based on (and dependent upon) the carpet selection. The architect-specified carpet is from Atlas, the carpet manufacturer, and as such is a proprietary design and one which is integral to the overall cohesive design and aesthetics of the building. This carpet has not only been selected for its unique design, but for its exceptional performance characteristics as well. Moreover, we are able to purchase this carpet direct from the manufacturer at the wholesale cost. If this were to be purchased through flooring dealers, there would be a considerable mark-up in price. Therefore, this exclusive-design product is economically procurable from only one source.
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