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Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #bjm136341
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Friday January 4, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC
Amount: $88,500
Terms:
An estimated start date of 10/24/2013 through 10/23/2016, 36 months
Renewals:
None
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday January 2, 2013
The hearing was cancelled since no one registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The University awarded a contract for membership in the University Leadership Council to The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC, for $88,500.
This membership's services include development of best practices and innovative strategies to address the institution's unique set of issues in higher education as well as research for NIU-generated projects to improve recruitment, retention, and program quality.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the membership in the University Leadership Council provides research services and a library of resources.

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
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb

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.

Date:
December 26, 2012
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
Stratton Building
Room 349C
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

If you cannot attend the meeting in-person at the primary location, you may attend via audio or video conference, as available, at one of the optional locations.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Additional Information: If no one registers to attend the hearing or submits comments regarding this notice, the scheduled hearing will be cancelled. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm the hearing details prior to attendance.
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:
December 21, 2012
Register with:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
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
  • bjm136341AdvisoryBoardLeadershipCSSpartI1212.pdf (210 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • bjm136341.pdf (26 KB)