Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: AdmitHub, Inc., Boston, MA
An estimated start date of 3/15/2019 through 3/15/2022, 36 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 since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, February 5, 2019
The University awarded a contract for Artificial intelligence student guidance software to AdmitHub, Inc., Boston, MA, for $167,000.
Admit Hub provides the only chatbot text based service with artificial intelligence in higher education with a proprietary knowledge base that includes Illinois based enrollment questions and solutions. It will also be specific to SIU Carbondale and we will be able to brand it specifically to our institution mascot and other SIUC specific colors, themes, and nomenclature.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance.
For additional information, contact:
State Purchasing Officer - Ashley Stewart
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.
February 20, 2019
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.
February 15, 2019
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.