University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: The Nielsen Company, LLC, New York, NY
An estimated start date of 1/9/2012 through 12/9/2016, 59 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, December 1, 2011
The University awarded a contract for data modules on tobacco use in the United States to The Nielsen Company, LLC, New York, NY, for $86,000.
This purchase is for data modules to be used for a project researching and analyzing the impact of 1) local and state taxes on tobacco products and 2) price of tobacco products on tobacco use in the United States.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the
data modules with the required data profile are not offered by any other vendor.
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A public hearing will be held at which interested parties may 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 panel will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order
to aid in the production of the minutes. Interested parties wishing to comment
for or against the determination may do so in writing or in person. If you wish
to testify, prior registration is requested to ensure adequate time is allowed for all parties.
December 20, 2011
Chief Procurement Office/Hearings Unit
401 S. Spring St.
Additional Information: Optional hearing location: James R. Thompson Center, Suite 9-035, 100 West Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601. If you wish to testify in person, a university location may be made available upon request. Please contact the Hearing Contact listed above.
Date, time, and location are
subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential
participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.
December 19, 2011
Written comments may be submitted in lieu of or in addition to oral testimony.
All such comments shall be considered public record and open to review by the
Written comments must be received no later than
December 19, 2011.
Any party who wishes to testify must register in advance to guarantee an opportunity
to testify. Individuals who have not registered in advance may be heard, time
permitting, at the discretion of the Hearing Officer. An individual will be
heard only once on a particular item.
Proceedings from the meeting will be available for download following the hearing date.
This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.