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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #BML129323
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Monday March 19, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Baxter & Woodman, DeKalb, IL
Amount: An estimated $85,000
An estimated start date of 3/15/2012 through 8/31/2013, 17.5 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, February 16, 2012
The University awarded a contract for Environmental Assessment Modifications re BTOP to Baxter & Woodman, DeKalb, IL, for an estimated $85,000.
This sole source is to procure environmental engineering consulting services to modify a proprietary Environmental Assessment (EA) report that this vendor originally created related to the BTOP project for the construction of a fiber-optic connectivity network covering approximately 700 miles in northern Illinois.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the vendor will be providing required modifications to a proprietary report that they originally created.

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.

March 7, 2012
2:00 PM
349C 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, Suite 9-035, 100 W. 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:
March 5, 2012
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 March 5, 2012.

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
  • BML129323SoleSrceJustifPart1.pdf (811 KB)
  • BML129323SoleSrceJustifPart2.pdf (52 KB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • BML129323SoleSrceHearingDocs.pdf (125 KB)