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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #TEM1100104498
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Monday December 13, 2010
Awarded to:
Vendor: Blackboard, Inc., Washington, DC
Amount: $115,000
An estimated start date of 12/1/2010 through 8/8/2012, 20 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The University awarded a contract for Blackboard, Inc. Software Module to Blackboard, Inc., Washington, DC, for $115,000.
Northern Illinois University's ITS department requires one Blackboard, Inc. Mobile Central and Mobile Learn software module with maintenance. This module will be added to the University's existing Blackboard, Inc. software system.
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

A public hearing will be held at which interested parties may 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 panel will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. Interested parties wishing to comment for or against the determination may do so in writing or in person. If you wish to testify, prior registration is requested to ensure adequate time is allowed for all parties.

November 29, 2010
2:00 PM
Lowden Hall 107
Procurement Services
DeKalb, IL
Thomas Miller
Phone:(815) 753-6107
Fax:(815) 753-6800
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
November 28, 2010
Register with:
Thomas Miller
Phone:(815) 753-6107
Fax:(815) 753-6800

Written comments may be submitted in lieu of or in addition to oral testimony. All such comments shall be considered public record and open to review by the public. Written comments must be received no later than November 28, 2010.

Any party who wishes to testify must register in advance to guarantee an opportunity to testify. Individuals who have not registered in advance may be heard, time permitting, at the discretion of the Hearing Officer. An individual will be heard only once on a particular item.

Proceedings from the meeting will be available for download following the hearing date.

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

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Sole Source Justification
  • Blackboard1100104498.pdf (258 KB)
  • TEM1100104498SoleSourceJustPtII.pdf (116 KB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • HearingDocsTEM1100104498.pdf (116 KB)