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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
SoleSource #K2700420001S16
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday November 3, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: The College Entrance Examination Board, DBA The College Board, Reston, VA
Amount: An estimated $80,000
An estimated start date of 10/15/2015 through 6/30/2016, 9 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 Tuesday October 13, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The University awarded a contract for student names for recruitment purposes to The College Entrance Examination Board, DBA The College Board, Reston, VA, for an estimated $80,000.
Names of prospective students who have taken specific college testing (SAT, SAT2, and PSAT) are sold to universities for recruitment purposes.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the vendor provides specific college entrance testing (SAT, SAT2, and PSAT) to prospective students, and those names are purchased for recruitment purposes.

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.

October 14, 2015
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Potential participants are requested to call ahead to verify location and get directions. 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:
October 9, 2015
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
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
  • K2700420001S16Part1.pdf (225 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • K2700420001S16Part2.pdf (60 KB)