Northern Illinois University
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Frontier North Incorporated, Sycamore, IL
Amount: An estimated $120,000
An estimated start date of 3/1/2020 through 6/30/2021, 15 months
Potential Future Renewals:
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.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
First published Thursday, January 23, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Local Telecommunications Access - Frontier North to Frontier North Incorporated, Sycamore, IL, for an estimated $120,000.
Local Telecommunications Access (Local Exchange Carrier) for the NIU DeKalb campus and off-campus sites in the DeKalb Illinois area
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the public utility service is regulated.
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Northern Illinois University
Procurement Services & Contract Management
590 College Avenue
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-1675
FAX: (815) 753-6800
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Catherine Bradbury
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.
February 19, 2020
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.
February 14, 2020
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.