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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
SoleSource #M2000282306S

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday March 31, 2021

EDF-RG, LLCMaryland Heights, MO

  • Amount: An estimated $150,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 4/1/2021 through 4/30/2023, 25 months
  • Renewals: 3 twenty-four-month
  • Potential Future Renewals: $450,000



1 total
0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Services will be provided to proprietary systems to maintain the system's integrity and functionality without having to remove and replace an entire system at additional costs to the state/university. A multi-year renewal will provide for continuous maintenance and service to systems across campus. EDF-RG is the distributor for Siemens, and they utilize a proprietary network code assigned by Siemens in the software that is utilized for the communication link to FOC

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 Monday March 29, 2021
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The University awarded a contract for fire alarm suppression services and repair to EDF-RG, LLC, Maryland Heights, MO, for an estimated $150,000.
Services will be provided to proprietary systems from the manufacturer's authorized area distributor.
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 instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Eric Massey
Phone: (618) 453-6715
FAX: (618) 453-6714
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Catherine Bradbury

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.

Hearing Details

March 31, 2021
9:00 AM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327
Additional Information: All sole source hearings under the jurisdiction of the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education will be conducted by tele-conference only until the in-person option is reinstated.
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:
March 26, 2021
Register with:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327

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
  • M2000282306S.pdf (803 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • M2000282306SPt2.pdf (118 KB)