Northern Illinois University
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Blackboard, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
Amount: An estimated $235,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2017 through 6/30/2018, 12 months
Under terms of the original purchase software maintenance may only be provided by the original vendor in order to remain a licensed user of the software.
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 since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, June 9, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Blackboard OneCard Maintenance to Blackboard, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, for an estimated $235,000.
This purchase is for maintenance of the software product utilized by the University. The vendor is the developer of the software and no other vendor may provide this service under the terms of the original purchase.
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. Blackboard provides OneCard software maintenance under terms provided in the original purchase of the product. It is not available elsewhere.
For additional information, contact:
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 - Margaret van Dijk
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.
June 28, 2017
401 S. Spring Street
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.
June 23, 2017
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.