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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #BML121711
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Monday May 2, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Elsevier Engineering Info Inc., New York, NY
Amount: An estimated $100,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2011 through 6/30/2012, 12 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The University awarded a contract for database access fees and subscription costs to Elsevier Engineering Info Inc., New York, NY, for an estimated $100,000.
This acquisition is for an FY12 open order for electronic database access for our University Libraries. The posted dollar amount is an estimated amount only. Actual expenditure and usage may be more or less, depending on need and availability of funds. The University reserves the right to amend this open order for reasons including but not limited to increasing (or decreasing) the dollar amount and/or quantities, as needed.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent.

For additional information, contact:
Brent MacLeod
Phone: (815) 753-1676

A public hearing will be held at which interested parties may testify for or against the sole source determination as described in this notice. The purpose of the hearing is to receive information from the public in a reasonable manner. Formal rules of evidence will not apply. The hearing panel will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. Interested parties wishing to comment for or against the determination may do so in writing or in person. If you wish to testify, prior registration is requested to ensure adequate time is allowed for all parties.

April 8, 2011
9:00 AM
Northern Illinois University
Procurement Services
107 Lowden Hall
DeKalb, IL
Brent MacLeod
Phone:(815) 753-1676
Fax:(815) 753-6800
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
April 7, 2011
Register with:
Brent MacLeod
Phone:(815) 753-1676
Fax:(815) 753-6800

Written comments may be submitted in lieu of or in addition to oral testimony. All such comments shall be considered public record and open to review by the public. Written comments must be received no later than April 7, 2011.

Any party who wishes to testify must register in advance to guarantee an opportunity to testify. Individuals who have not registered in advance may be heard, time permitting, at the discretion of the Hearing Officer. An individual will be heard only once on a particular item.

Proceedings from the meeting will be available for download following the hearing date.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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Sole Source Justification
  • BML121711SoleSrceJustifPart1.pdf (209 KB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • BML121711ElsevierHearingMinutes.pdf (104 KB)
Other Related Sole Source Documents
  • BML121711SoleSrceJustifPart2CPOsig.pdf (206 KB)