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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois System
SoleSource #9JWS2301

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Friday March 25, 2022

Evolveum sroLozorno, Slovak

  • Amount: An estimated $200,000
  • 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 Monday February 28, 2022
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, February 15, 2022
The University awarded a contract for Level 3 Software Maintenance on midPoint to Evolveum sro, Lozorno, Slovak, for an estimated $200,000.
The University of Illinois uses midPoint open source software by Evolveum for Identity and Access Management (IAM). This provides role-based access management, processes workflows to manage lifecycles of identities and entitlements, ID creation, claiming and activation, password reset and password synchronization. As 110,000 University faculty, staff, and students are dependent on this IAM project, Level 3 support of the open source software is required
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance. Level 3 maintenance and support handles exclusively the defects (bug fixes) of the midPoint software source code in production (after implementation) and is only available from the creator of the source code, which is the vendor Evolveum. Level 3 Support deals with configuration problems (e.g. critical error messages), exclusively with the aim to eliminate a primary defect of the software. Critical defects are such that even a partial and/or emergency operation of the software is not possible, and the response time is a few hours. Level 1 and Level 2 support are handled by Evolveum partners and support focuses on configuration errors during implementation of the open source software.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jay Simpson
System Purchasing and Support Services
507 E Green Street
Suite 501, MC-407
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 265-0434
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

March 2, 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:
February 25, 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
  • 9JWS2301.pdf (949 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 9JWS2301Pt2.pdf (86 KB)