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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #bjm120052
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Monday January 10, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Oracle America Inc., Redwood Shores, CA
Amount: $1,207,217
An estimated start date of 1/6/2011 through 6/30/2013, 30 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, December 6, 2010
The University awarded a contract for Oracle Exadata Database System to Oracle America Inc., Redwood Shores, CA, for $1,207,217.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration. NIU currently owns Oracle Peoplesoft and Enterprise Database licenses. The Oracle Exadata system consists of redundant hardware and integrated software created specifically to enhance Oracle database performance which translates into enhanced Peoplesoft performance.

For additional information, contact:
Brent MacLeod
Phone: (815) 753-1676

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.

January 5, 2011
9:00 AM
107 Lowden Hall
Procurement Services
DeKalb, IL
Becky May
Phone:(815) 753-1594
Fax:(815) 753-6800
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:
January 4, 2011
Register with:
Becky May
Phone:(815) 753-1594
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 January 4, 2011.

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
  • bjm120052OracelExdaSSPartII.pdf (196 KB)
  • bjm120052OracleExadataSSpartI.pdf (282 KB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • bjm120052OracleExadataHearRecom.pdf (104 KB)