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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #044KRS
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Monday October 1, 2012
Vendor: Blackboard, Inc
Change Order Amount: $28,527.48

Change Order to purchase the license and services of the “Blackboard Connect Integration Tool Kit”. This will allow instructors and students the ability to receive and send text messages and/or emails whenever one of several conditions take place within a given Blackboard Learn course site. This license and service is requested for the term of October 15, 2012 through January 31, 2014.
The buyer for this procurement is now John Meehan, (312) 413-5961.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Shirley Webb.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Change Order
Published Monday April 18, 2011
Vendor: Blackboard, Inc
Change Order Amount: $182,404

To include the Blackboard Mobile Learn and the Blackboard Mobile Central software licenses.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award InfoPublished Thursday January 20, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Blackboard, Inc, Washington, DC
Amount: $454,561
An estimated start date of 2/1/2011 through 1/31/2014, 36 months
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 Friday January 7, 2011
Hearing Documents attached.
First published Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The University awarded a contract for enterprise software license to Blackboard, Inc, Washington, DC, for $454,561.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

For additional information, contact:
Kunal Shah
Phone: (312) 996-0853

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 23, 2010
10:00 AM
809 South Marshfield Ave
Room 308
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Kevin Fair
Phone:(312) 996-2850
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
December 17, 2010
Register with:
Kunal Shah
Phone:(312) 996-0853

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 public. Written comments must be received no later than December 20, 2010.

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.

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Sole Source Justification
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  • 044KRS-ChangeOrderJustification.pdf (182 KB)
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