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Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #TEM116809
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Wednesday July 7, 2010
Awarded to:
Vendor: Blackboard, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
Amount: $145,000
An estimated start date of 7/6/2010 through 6/30/2011, 12 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, June 21, 2010
The University awarded a contract for software and hardware maintenance to Blackboard, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, for $145,000.
NIU Information and Technology Services requires software and hardware maintenance on their Blackboard software and Blackboard equipment currently in residence on and comprising the Blackboard One Card network. This coverage will be for the period of July 6, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

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.
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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