Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
The attempt to finalize a contract was unsuccessful.
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, May 27, 2016
The University intends to award a contract for debit/credit card processing services to FreedomPay, Incorporated, Radnor, PA, for an estimated $56,839.
The SIU Student Center is looking to obtain EMV/Chip credit card processing terminals, Point to Point Encryption (P2PE) services, and Payment Gateway services which directly integrate with the Student Center's current MICROS Point of Sale system and the university's credit card acquirer/settlement processor, Global Payments. Such equipment and services must meet PCI-DSS compliance standards along with State Treasurer's Office regulations.
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:
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.
June 15, 2016
401 S. Spring Street
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.
June 10, 2016
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.