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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #047AJR
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Thursday May 28, 2015
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Cengage Learning
Amount: An estimated $500,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2016
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, remains a sole source.
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 Friday April 13, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Cengage Learning, Florence, KY
Amount: An estimated $1,500,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 4/9/2012 through 6/30/2015, 38 months
Renewals:
2 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,000,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The University awarded a contract for purchase of textbooks for resale to students to Cengage Learning, Florence, KY, for an estimated $1,500,000.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent. This is a sole economically feasible source because the vendor is the publisher (copyright holder) of the textbooks that have been requested by the UIC faculty. This vendor is the only one that can deliver the specific edition of the books in the quantity required. Since these books are required for the specific classes, the quantity ordered must have guaranteed availability prior to the start of classes.

For additional information, contact:
Aaron Rosenthal
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marthfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 996-8074
FAX: (312) 996-2055

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.

Date:
March 21, 2012
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Additional Information: Optional hearing location: James R. Thompson Center, Suite 9-035, 100 W. 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 and/or cancellation. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
March 20, 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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