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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
SoleSource #R372057-0001S
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday May 9, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: The Advisory Board, dba EAB, Washington, DC
Amount: An estimated $1,269,500
An estimated start date of 7/1/2019 through 6/30/2024, 60 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 Thursday May 9, 2019
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
First published Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The University awarded a contract for an EAB Navigate/Transfer Portal to The Advisory Board, dba EAB, Washington, DC, for an estimated $1,269,500.
SIU Carbondale seeks to extend and build an ongoing collaborative relationship with universities nationwide, focused on monitoring academic progress and using predictive analytics to improve student success. We require a tool/services that will assist in a proactive intervention to improve individual student success in the classroom and on campus, keeping him/her on track for successful graduation.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the procurement is in an organizational membership (dues, fee, conference charges including mandated travel and related expenses).

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

May 1, 2019
3:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Ashley Stewart
Phone:(217) 970-0986
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:
April 26, 2019
Register with:
Ashley Stewart
Phone:(217) 970-0986

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
  • R372057-0001SEABNavigateTransferPortal.pdf (3 MB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • R372057-0001SPT2.pdf (43 KB)