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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #KMC131039
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Wednesday May 30, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Blackboard, Inc., Washington, DC
Amount: $859,193
Terms:
An estimated start date of 8/9/2012 through 8/8/2015, 36 months
Renewals:
None
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The University awarded a contract for Blackboard Software Maintenance to Blackboard, Inc., Washington, DC, for $859,193.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance. This purchase falls under both "procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance" and "compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration."

For additional information, contact:
Kent Clapsaddle
Northern Illinois University
Office of Procurement Services
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-6107
FAX: (815) 753-6800

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.

Date:
May 2, 2012
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
Stratton Building
Room 349C
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

If you wish to testify in person, a university location may be made available upon request. Please contact the Hearing Contact listed below.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Jenny Shourd
Phone:(217) 524-7020
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
May 1, 2012
Register with:
Jenny Shourd
Phone:(217) 524-7020

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 May 1, 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
  • KMC131039.pdf (94 KB)
  • KMC131039Part2Signed.pdf (67 KB)
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  • KMC131039HearingDocuments.pdf (496 KB)