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Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #TEM107876
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Wednesday July 1, 2009
Awarded to:
Vendor: Blackboard, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
Amount: $140,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2009 through 6/30/2010, 12 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 Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The University awarded a contract for equipment and software maintenance to Blackboard, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, for $140,000.
NIU Information Technology Services requires computer software and hardware maintenance on in-residence software running the University's One Card Program and the computer equipment used for this program. This purchase is from the developer of the software and computer equipment, which will provide maintenance for all program equipment, software updates, and troubleshooting services. The coverage will be from July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

For additional information, contact:
Tom Miller
Phone: (815) 753-6107

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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