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Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #kef1180781
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Thursday November 18, 2010
Awarded to:
Vendor: Rockland Research Corp., West Nyack, NY
Amount: An estimated $65,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The University awarded a contract for Hydraulic Press with Piston Cylinder System to Rockland Research Corp., West Nyack, NY, for an estimated $65,000.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the vendor is the only known supplier of a 150-ton, four-post, end-loaded hydraulic press with piston cylinder system required to support specific NIU Geology Department research.

For additional information, contact:
Katherine Frank
Phone: (815) 753-6138

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.

November 11, 2010
9:00 AM
Northern Illinois University
107 Lowden Hall
DeKalb, IL
Katherine Frank
Phone:(815) 753-6138
Fax:(815) 753-6800
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
November 10, 2010
Register with:
Katherine Frank
Phone:(815) 753-6138
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 November 10, 2010.

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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