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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SoleSource #3125
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Wednesday February 18, 2009
Awarded to:
Vendor: CBS Interactive Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Amount: An estimated $47,900
An estimated start date of 3/1/2009 through 6/30/2011, 28 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The University awarded a contract for athletic website service to CBS Interactive Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, for an estimated $47,900.
The University awarded a contract for custom & online subscription-service web-broadcasting of SIUE Athletic activites and events. It includes proprietary features such as exclusive website services partnering rights for SIUE Athletics; exclusive national advertising sales rights on the website; exclusive internet (and via wireless devices) broadcast distribution and audio-visual feed right of SIUE Athletic events; and exclusive select marketing and promotional rights.

This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the vendor also features unique and unparalleled content-archiving capabilites and services; custom editorial, technical e-commerce and creative-support-resouces services; and designed and utilizes Netitor, its own proprietary, trademarked, secure website-content-management software designed exclusively to provide on-line solutions for sports-information professionals and college and university athletic departments. CBS Interactive, Inc. is the most trafficked college-sports website service provider, and its network of 250 official athletic sites for top colleges and universities is the number one online source for college sports broadband content, news, information, scores and analysis, and e-commerce, generating more than 6.5 million unique users. CBS Interactive, Inc.'s ownership of College Sports Television can also provide SIUE with more exposure for primary sports as well as Olympic sports. CBS Interactive's website will link directly to SIUE bringing greater exposure. CBS Interactive can also offer SIUE custom interface to link directly to other official athletic websites for live statistics and other up-to-the-minute partner-website sports information. Futhermore, out of other sports-media website service providers, CBS Interactive has been in business longer and has the most experience, they have trained tech staff in close geographic proximity to the University, they offer more tutorial and training, they are more realistic with their subscription and e-commerce revenue projections.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the education, research, public service, or athletic activities are related to participation in mandated organizations of which the University is a member.

For additional information, contact:
Emma Spencer
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1015
Phone: (618) 650-3912
FAX: (618) 650-3251

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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