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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #PSCM09072018

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Renewal Info
Published Friday May 12, 2023
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Cornell University Press
Amount: An estimated $425,000
Renewal: 1 of 1, 11/1/2023 through 10/31/2028
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
This remains a sole source
Potential Future Renewals: None
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
The University has taken into account 30 ILCS 575/8i of the BEP Act in conducting this renewal.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Thursday February 14, 2019

Cornell University PressIthaca, NY

  • Amount: An estimated $420,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 11/1/2018 through 10/31/2023, 60 months
  • Renewals: 1 five-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $425,000

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 September 24, 2018
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Monday, September 10, 2018
The University awarded a contract for services for publication of academic books to Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, for an estimated $420,000.
All services, except manuscript acquisition, required for publication of academic books under the NIU Press imprint.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the vendor, Cornell University Press, is the only university press with book lists matched to the NIU Press that has shown interest in providing the services.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Antoinette Bridges
Northern Illinois University
Procurement Services & Contract Management
590 College Avenue
Lowden Hall, Room 107
Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-6727
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

September 26, 2018
3:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Margaret van Dijk
Phone: (217) 720-0293
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:
September 21, 2018
Register with:
Margaret van Dijk
Phone: (217) 720-0293

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
  • NIUPressPSCM09072018v2.pdf (803 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • PSCM09072018Pt2.pdf (40 KB)