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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
SoleSource #R270042-0003S
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Friday September 9, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: College Entrance Examination, dba The College Board, New York, NY
Amount: An estimated $84,000
An estimated start date of 9/15/2016 through 6/30/2017, 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 Monday August 29, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Thursday, August 11, 2016
The University awarded a contract for student names for recruitment purposes to College Entrance Examination, dba The College Board, New York, NY, for an estimated $84,000.
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.

For additional information, contact:
Betty Rouse
Phone: (618) 453-5751
FAX: (618) 453-6714
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.

August 31, 2016
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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:
August 26, 2016
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105

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
  • R270042-0003SPart1.pdf (237 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • R270042-0003SPart2.pdf (62 KB)