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Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #bjm145775
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Wednesday February 19, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $100,000
An estimated start date of 2/3/2014 through 12/15/2015, 23.5 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
The hearing has been cancelled
Published Wednesday January 29, 2014
The hearing was cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The University awarded a contract for Help Desk for ILHITREC CHITREC to Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, for an estimated $100,000.
Northern Illinois University received a grant from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) to provide services to medicaid providers outside of the City of Chicago in their transition to electronic health record systems and is required to provide hotline services for technical assistance to Medicaid providers. Northwestern University is the only other organization in Illinois that received a similar grant, and therefore, the only other organization that can provide these services under the terms of the HFS grant. This is a collaborative effort to provide seamless support between the two Illinois grants.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the organization is the only one that can be funded to provide these services under the provisions of the grant.

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.

January 29, 2014
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
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
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:
January 24, 2014
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
  • bjm145775.pdf (819 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • bjm145775part2.pdf (238 KB)