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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SoleSource #4449

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Change Order
Published Monday December 13, 2021
Vendor: Bottling Group, LLC dba PepsiCo
Change Order Amount: $312,707
As a result of COVID-19, sales of fountain beverages and bottle and canned beverages for resale on SIUE campuses declined significantly. With ease of COVID-19 restrictions and students/faculty/staff partially returning to campus, sales have recently increased slightly and require a revision to the original purchase order.

The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Thursday April 22, 2021

Bottling Group, LLC dba PepsiCoSt. Louis, MO

  • Amount: An estimated $176,625
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2022, 12 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 Monday April 5, 2021
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Wednesday, March 17, 2021
The University awarded a contract for Fountain, Canned, & Bottled Soda Vending Rights to Bottling Group, LLC dba PepsiCo, St. Louis, MO, for an estimated $176,625.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) requires a vendor to provide fountain beverages, resale of bottled and canned beverages, including sale of bottled water, and marketing and promotional support to SIUE main campus, University Park, East St. Louis Campus and SIU School of Dental Medicine for FY22 only. The decision is to enter into a one-year contract with PepsiCo, ending on June 30, 2022.
PepsiCo has been the exclusive beverage provider on all SIUE campuses for the last 10 years and exclusively owns all equipment on all SIUE campuses. The University has determined that this purchase is the most economically feasible at this time because of steeply declining sales due to COVID-19. It would be costly for a new beverage provider to install new equipment across all SIUE campuses and, with the absence of campus population due to COVID-19, the University, on information and belief, feels that requiring a competitive bid at this time would be disadvantageous to the University and to vendors seeking a long-term contract. The University has provided detailed justification to support its conclusion, as shown on the attached Sole Economically Feasible Source Form.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item is to be procured for commercial resale.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Aimi Hartlieb
99 Supporting Services Road
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026
Phone: (618) 650-2834
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

April 7, 2021
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:
April 2, 2021
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
  • 4449.pdf (281 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 4449Pt2.pdf (120 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • ChangeOrderJustification4449PepsiCo.pdf (123 KB)