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Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #bjm126209
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Wednesday October 31, 2018
Vendor: Hobsons Inc.
Change Order Amount: $0

This is a zero-dollar change order to change the vendor from Hobsons Inc. to Admissions US LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Campus Management Corp. Certain Hobsons Inc. products, including these, were acquired by Campus Management Corp.
The buyer for this procurement is now Katherine Frank, (815) 753-6138.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Tuesday September 27, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Hobsons Inc., Cincinnati, OH
Amount: An estimated $501,600
An estimated start date of 9/15/2011 through 9/14/2019, 96 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, September 2, 2011
The University awarded a contract for Strategic Enterprise Partnership Program Solution to Hobsons Inc., Cincinnati, OH, for an estimated $501,600.
This procurement for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is for the renewal purchase of the Hobsons EMT CRM solution to include an enhanced upgrade to the solution package--Strategic Enterprise Partnership Solution (SEPP). This solution supports the recruitment of and communication with prospective students. It provides web-based management of student inquiries which is essential to NIU's ability to recruit and enroll new students.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance.

For additional information, contact:
Becky May
Northern Ilinois University
Office of Procurement Services
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-1594
FAX: (815) 753-6800

We will hold a public hearing at the date, time and location specified below, if we receive a request to testify regarding the sole source determination. We will also hold a hearing if any vendor submits a signed statement showing the capability to provide the stated supplies/services at or below the amount indicated.

The public hearing allows any interested party the opportunity to 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 officer will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. After conclusion of the hearing we will decide whether the sole source determination was appropriate.

We must receive any request to testify and any vendor statement no later than the registration date and time indicated below. If we do not receive a timely request or statement, we will not hold the hearing. We reserve the right to cancel the procurement prior to any scheduled hearing. Please confirm the status of the hearing with the Hearing Contact.

September 20, 2011
2:00 PM
500 1/2 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 and/or cancellation. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
September 19, 2011
Register with:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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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Sole Source Justification
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Public Hearing Documents
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