Northern Illinois University
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Education Advisory Board, Washington, DC
An estimated start date of 11/30/2013 through 11/29/2015, 24 months
The hearing has been cancelled since no one registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The University awarded a contract for membership for Continuing and Online Educ Forum to Education Advisory Board, Washington, DC, for $57,750.
This vendor provides expert advise, innovative strategies, and best practices for addressing critical issues in continuing and online higher education programs. Also provided are low-cost professional development opportunities for university staff through webinars and communication with EAB staff.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the
vendor supports a continuing membership in the Continuing and Online Education Forum of the Education Advisory Board through which the Division has established relationships related to these issues which would be difficult to replicate through another vendor.
For additional information, contact:
Northern Ilinois University
Office of Procurement Services
Lowden Hall, Room 107
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.
January 30, 2013
401 S. Spring Street
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.
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph
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.
January 25, 2013
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.