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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #CAB111716
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Tuesday October 10, 2017
Vendor: LogRhythm, Inc.
Change Order Amount: $17,000

Additional training was required.

The buyer for this procurement is now Norma Sutton, (815)753-6728.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Tuesday December 13, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: LogRhythm, Inc., Boulder, CO
Amount: An estimated $127,783.22
An estimated start date of 12/23/2016 through 12/22/2019, 36 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
The hearing has been cancelled
Published Monday December 5, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, November 18, 2016
The University awarded a contract for NIU SIEM Solution to LogRhythm, Inc., Boulder, CO, for an estimated $127,783.22.
Northern Illinois University is required to comply with multiple regulatory organizations and laws such as: Payment Card Industry (PCI), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Criminal Justice Information (CJI), and Sarbanes-Oxley. As such, NIU requires a technology solution that collects, aggregates, parses, and correlates logs, flows, and deep packet inspection (DPI) from multiple sources from the variety of vendors that NIU is currently utilizing on campus to prevent cyber attacks and provide internet security. The solution should handle 5000 EPS/MPS and 1Gbps of packet capture. The solution needs to integrate (NIU's technology partnerships) with key capabilities that NIU has already identified as critical to a successful security and compliance program.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration. The proposed vendor will maintain compliance, improve service capability, improve integration with existing investments, and reduce total cost of service by $600K over a 3-year period while maintaining the current full-time employee (FTE) team size.

For additional information, contact:
Cindy Blanchard
Northern Illinois University
Office of Procurement Services
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-1674
FAX: (815) 753-6800
State Purchasing Officer - Aaron M. Finder

We will hold a public hearing at the date, time and location specified below, if we receive a request to testify regarding the sole source determination. We will also hold a hearing if any vendor submits a signed statement showing the capability to provide the stated supplies/services at or below the amount indicated.

The public hearing allows any interested party the opportunity to 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 officer will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. After conclusion of the hearing we will decide whether the sole source determination was appropriate.

We must receive any request to testify and any vendor statement no later than the registration date and time indicated below. If we do not receive a timely request or statement, we will not hold the hearing. We reserve the right to cancel the procurement prior to any scheduled hearing. Please confirm the status of the hearing with the Hearing Contact.

December 7, 2016
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
Potential participants are requested to call ahead to verify location and get directions. Date, time, and location are subject to change and/or cancellation. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
December 2, 2016
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105

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
  • CAB111716Part1.pdf (547 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • CAB111716Part2.pdf (62 KB)
Other Related Sole Source Documents
  • CAB111716CO.pdf (105 KB)