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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #NIUFLCCDC18

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Change Order
Published Tuesday August 11, 2020
Vendor: Caribou Coffee Development Company, Inc.
Change Order Amount: $0
Vendor name change to: Einstein Bros Bagels Franchise Corp.

The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Monday October 16, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Caribou Coffee Development Company, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Amount: An estimated $207,500
An estimated start date of 11/10/2017 through 11/9/2022, 60 months
1 five-year
Potential Future Renewals: $197,500
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 Wednesday October 11, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Monday, September 25, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Franchise License to Caribou Coffee Development Co to Caribou Coffee Development Company, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, for an estimated $207,500.
Purchase franchise license agreement and royalty payments per license to operate a Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bros. Bagels store at NIU, Founders Library.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent. NIU Holmes Student Center is undergoing a $20 million renovation and during this renovation the source of coffee and food will be limited. The addition of Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bros. Bagels to NIU Founders Library is providing a needed venue of coffee and food to the NIU students.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jean Ann Thomas
Northern Illinois University
Procurement Services & Contract Management
590 College Avenue
Lowden Hall, Room 109
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-9558
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.

Hearing Details

October 11, 2017
3:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Jenessa Conner
Phone:(217) 299-3957
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:
October 6, 2017
Register with:
Jenessa Conner
Phone:(217) 299-3957

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
  • NIUFLCCDC18.pdf (437 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • NIUFLCCSC18Part2.pdf (42 KB)