Northern Illinois University awarded a contract for telecommunications equipment in the amount of $39,500 on Friday, February 3, 2006 . NIU Telecommunications intends to purchase 25 used Ethernet Switching Modules. These items are of limited availability and afford the University a $26,500 savings. This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which items available on the spot market or at discounted prices were available for a limited time such that sound business judgement mandated a purchase immediately to take advantage of the availability and price.
(Submitted by Steven D. Cunningham, State Purchasing Officer.)