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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois System
SoleSource #9JLH2223

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Friday November 11, 2022

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, IncDublin, OH

  • Amount: An estimated $203,430
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2022 through 6/30/2027, 60 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 Tuesday April 5, 2022
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, March 22, 2022
The University awarded a contract for OCLC Online Computer Library Center to OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc, Dublin, OH, for an estimated $203,430.
The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), in collaboration with the University of Illinois System, provides essential library infrastructure and resources to sustain the academic excellence of programs at 127 public universities, community colleges, private colleges and universities, and special libraries throughout Illinois. CARLI member libraries serve 90% of Illinois Higher Education students, faculty, and staff. A list of CARLI member libraries is available at CONTENTdm is a hosted software product that CARLI has been using since the award to OCLC, Inc. was made from RFP1JLJ505 in 2004. CONTENTdm is a repository for digital content created by CARLI member libraries, or purchased by CARLI for use by its members. CARLI Digital collections provides access to a myriad of special collections, containing over 3 TB of data including images, printed and manuscript materials, sound recordings, and the Saskia Art Images and Sanborn Maps of Illinois collections. CARLI and CARLI members have an ongoing need for a repository to house these items.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance. By combining digital collections from many CARLI member institutions into a seamless environment, faculty, staff, students, and the public are able to search across institutions and collections, integrating previously disparate and possibly remote special collections. An interruption to this service would have a negative impact on CARLI and CARLI member libraries students, faculty, and staff.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jenny Henderson
1817 S. Neil Street
Illini Plaza, Suite 212, M/C 620
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 300-9903
FAX: (217) 239-6877
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 6, 2022
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 1, 2022
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
  • 9JLH2223.pdf (871 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 9JLH2223Pt2.pdf (85 KB)