Northern Illinois University
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Blackboard, Inc., Washington, DC
An estimated start date of 8/9/2009 through 8/8/2012, 36 months
The University reserves the right to amend this sole source award. Amendments may be issued for reasons including but not limited to increasing or decreasing dollar amounts and/or quantities, and/or to extend or decrease the time period of term, as needed and as determined to be in the best interest of the University.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, March 20, 2009
The University awarded a contract for computer software licenses and maintenance to Blackboard, Inc., Washington, DC, for $525,000.
NIU Information Technology Services requires computer software licenses and maintenance on the Blackboard, Inc. Learning System, Community System, and Content System software in residence on the University's computer system.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the
item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent.
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This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.