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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
SoleSource #R206136-0012S
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Monday September 9, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Talon Systems, LLC, Dallas, TX
Amount: An estimated $56,200
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
The hearing has been modified
Published Monday August 5, 2019
Please find attached the sole source hearing recommendation from the CPO.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
First published Thursday, July 11, 2019
The University awarded a contract for an aviation training management system to Talon Systems, LLC, Dallas, TX, for an estimated $56,200.
Southern Illinois University has the need to purchase a suite of 100% web-based systems to facilitate the management of education and training, resource management, safety management and reporting for the SIUC Aviation program. This will provide the curriculum management, instructor records, student training records, resource management and planning and additional components needed to effectively manage the SIUC Aviation flight training program.
The University, on information and belief, has concluded that only one vendor can meet its need or can meet the need economically. That vendor is Talon Systems, LLC. The University has provided detail justification to support its conclusion as shown on the attached Sole Source Justification form.
Although the University has presented this as a sole source procurement, we are seeking competitive information from firms with the capability of meeting the University's need (even if performed in a manner different from what has been presented) to contact us and provide sufficient information to show the need can be met. If we receive that information, the Chief Procurement Officer will offer a public hearing to consider the matter. Hearing information is described below.
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:
Betty Rouse
Phone: (618) 453-5751
FAX: (618) 453-6714
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
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.

July 31, 2019
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327
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:
July 26, 2019
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
  • R206136-0012STalonSystems.pdf (2 MB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • HearingDetermination.pdf (60 KB)
  • R206136-00125Pt2.pdf (23 KB)
  • R206136-0012SPt2.pdf (23 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • R206136-0012SAttachmentA.pdf (77 KB)