Northern Illinois University
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Gobi Library Solutions from EBSCO, Atlanta, GA
Amount: An estimated $152,000
Terms: One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, July 10, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Library Materials.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for periodicals, books, subscriptions, database licenses, and other publications procured for use by a university library or academic department, except for expenditures related to procuring textbooks for student use or materials for resale or rental. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(5)) Library Materials
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Procurement Services & Contract Management
590 College Avenue
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-6138
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.