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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #BML126953
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Thursday November 17, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Daktronics, Brookings, SD
Amount: An estimated $67,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday October 13, 2011
The room number for the public hearing in Springfield has been changed from 349C Stratton Building to 511 Stratton Building. All other information remains the same.
First published Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The University awarded a contract for an Arena Sound System Upgrade to Daktronics, Brookings, SD, for an estimated $67,000.
The sound system in the arena of the NIU Convocation Center is a custom-planned-and-designed audio system that is currently in need of repair/upgrade. As the original designer, installer and programmer, this vendor is uniquely familiar with our custom-designed system.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

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.

October 26, 2011
9:00 AM
511 Stratton Building
401 S. Spring St
Springfield, IL
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Additional Information: Optional Hearing Location: James R. Thompson Center, Room 9-035, 100 West Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
October 25, 2011
Register with:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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 October 25, 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
  • BML126953SoleSrceJustifPart1.pdf (972 KB)
  • BML126953SoleSrceJustifPart2.pdf (51 KB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • BML126953SoleSrceHearingDocs.pdf (161 KB)