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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SoleSource #6067
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday April 12, 2016
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Topline Distributing Missouri LLC
Amount: An estimated $750,000
Renewal: 1st of 1, 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2021
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Topline Distributing Missouri LLC remains the designated distributor of PepsiCo Brand refrigerated drinks/juices in Retail Operations as designated by PepsiCo. This contract was executed as of July 1, 2011, when the Pepsi contract was executed.
Potential Future Renewals: None
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Aaron M. Finder.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Thursday March 29, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Topline Distributing Missouri LLC, Nashville, TN
Amount: An estimated $706,000
An estimated start date of 4/1/2012 through 6/30/2016, 51 months
1 five-year
Potential Future Renewals: $750,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday March 28, 2012
First published Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The University awarded a contract for Refrigerated Juice Distribution to Topline Distributing Missouri LLC, Nashville, TN, for an estimated $706,000.
Distribution of PepsiCo Brand refrigerated drinks/juices in retail Operations as designated by PepsiCo.
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 additional information, contact:
Gina Grace
Purchasing Campus Box 1012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Phone: (618) 650-3522
FAX: (618) 650-3251

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.

March 21, 2012
2:00 PM
349C Stratton Bldg
401 S Spring
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Potential participants are requested to call ahead to verify location and get directions. 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:
March 19, 2012
Register with:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
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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