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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
SoleSource #K2061360020S17
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
The hearing has been cancelled
Published Tuesday January 3, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The hearing has been modified
Published Friday December 16, 2016
Correction: The hearing date has been changed to January 4, 2017
The hearing has been modified
Published Thursday December 15, 2016
The hearing date has been changed to January 4, 2016.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday December 9, 2016
The description of the aircraft has been corrected from Cessna 172R to 172S.
First published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The University intends to award a contract for Cessna 172S Aircraft to Textron Aviation, Wichita, TX, for an estimated $1,534,250.
Southern Illinois University intends to purchase 5 Cessna 172S aircraft for the Aviation and Flight Management program.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

For additional information, contact:
Robert Shultz
Phone: (618) 453-6717
State Purchasing Officer - Aaron M. Finder

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 4, 2017
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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 30, 2016
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105

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
  • K2061360020S17Part1.pdf (251 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • K2061360020S17Part2.pdf (62 KB)