Northern Illinois University
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Apple Computer, Inc., Austin, TX
Amount: An amount not to exceed $100,000
Terms: One-time transaction
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 Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The University awarded a contract for computer equipment to Apple Computer, Inc., Austin, TX, for an amount not to exceed $100,000.
NIU's Learning Center requires 80 Apple, Inc. iMac Desktop computers to be used in the College of Education's undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. The compatibility of equipment and software is required due to existing equipment and software as well as consistency of training requirements for PreK-12 educational programs.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the
compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.
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This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.