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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
SoleSource #T2300000043S

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday February 16, 2023

Lamar Advantage GP LLC, DBA Lamar AdvertisingEvansville, IN

  • Amount: An estimated $128,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 2/15/2023 through 5/7/2023, 3 months
  • Renewals: None



1 total
0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

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 Tuesday February 14, 2023
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Thursday, January 26, 2023
The University awarded a contract for Billboard Advertisement to Lamar Advantage GP LLC, DBA Lamar Advertising, Evansville, IN, for an estimated $128,000.
Illinois State Police and IDPH COVID advertisement for billboards throughout selected areas.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the media is for advertising. Billboard space for putting advertisement created by SIUC Journalism students.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Floyd Tellor
Southern Illinois University
900 S. Normal Avenue
Woody Hall, 4th Floor
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: (618) 453-4753
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

February 15, 2023
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:
February 10, 2023
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
  • T2300000043SLamar.pdf (804 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • T2300000043SPt2.pdf (86 KB)