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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SoleSource #4389
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
This procurement has been cancelled
Published Monday September 18, 2017
Recommendation from CPO office
First published Friday, July 14, 2017
The University intends to award a contract for Dispatch Radio Console and Base Upgrade to Wireless USA, Maryland Heights, MO, for $137,390.80.
The SIUE Police Department currently utilizes a STARCOM radio system to communicate within our department and to other law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Illinois. The current system was purchased over 10 years ago and is in need of upgraded radio consoles in dispatch as well as new base radios. The current model is no longer supported by the manufacturer. Not all radios need to be upgraded and are covered under an existing service agreement. By upgrading through our current company, there will be no interruption in service and we will not have to replace the whole system.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

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 - Margaret van Dijk

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 2, 2017
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Jenessa Conner
Phone:(217) 299-3957
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:
July 28, 2017
Register with:
Jenessa Conner
Phone:(217) 299-3957

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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