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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SoleSource #4359
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Friday June 24, 2016
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Elsevier BV
Amount: An estimated $235,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 1/1/2017 through 12/31/2017
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Packages of electronic information (including ejournals, ebooks and other online materials) available through search interfaces developed and copyrighted by Elsevier.
Potential Future Renewals: $235,000
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Shirley Webb.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Friday August 21, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Elsevier BV, Radarweg, Amsterdam
Amount: An estimated $235,000
An estimated start date of 1/1/2016 through 12/31/2016, 12 months
2 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $470,000
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 August 11, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Thursday, July 23, 2015
The University awarded a contract for ScienceDirect/SCOPUS to Elsevier BV, Radarweg, Amsterdam, for an estimated $235,000.
Packages of electronic information, ScienceDirect, Engineering Village 2 and SCOPUS.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Library subscriptions required for faculty and student research

For additional information, contact:
Jennifer Cox
Campus Box 1012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Phone: (618) 650-2859
FAX: (618) 650-3251
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 12, 2015
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

If you cannot attend the meeting in-person at the primary location, you may attend via audio teleconference. Email or call the Hearing Contact for details.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-036
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
Fax:(217) 558-5407
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 7, 2015
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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
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Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 4359Part2.pdf (58 KB)