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Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #bjm022212
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Thursday March 29, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Educational Benchmarking Inc., Springfield, MO
Amount: An estimated $254,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/1/2012 through 8/31/2016, 50 months
Renewals:
None
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, February 27, 2012
The University awarded a contract for MAP-Works to Educational Benchmarking Inc., Springfield, MO, for an estimated $254,000.
This is for the purchase of MAP-Works which is a copy-righted on-line assessment and analysis early-intervention tool for first year university students to assist in student retention and success. NIU has successfully utilized this product for three years and desires to continue with this product.
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:
Becky May
Northern Ilinois University
Office of Procurement Services
Office of Procurement Services

DeKalb,, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-1594
FAX: (815) 753-6800

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.

Date:
March 14, 2012
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
349C Stratton Building
401 S Spring
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Additional Information: Optional hearing location: James R Thompson Center, Room 9-035, 100 West Randolph, Chicago Il 60601. If you wish to testify in person, a university location may be made available upon request. Please contact the Hearing Contact listed above.
Potential participants are requested to call ahead to verify location and get directions. Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
March 13, 2012
Register with:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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 March 13, 2012.

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.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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  • bjm022212EducBenchSSpart1.pdf (242 KB)
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  • bjm022212HearingDocsEducBenchmark.pdf (234 KB)