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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #074JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Wednesday July 11, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: The Nielsen Company, New York, NY
Amount: $318,000
An estimated start date of 2/1/2012 through 6/30/2014, 28 months
1 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $106,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The University awarded a contract for purchase of data modules of tobacco control media to The Nielsen Company, New York, NY, for $318,000.
This purchase includes three years of data modules from the Nielsen Company of tobacco control media. These data modules will be utilized for research purposes involving the National Cancer Institute.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the Federal or State grant requires a contract with the vendor. No other vendor offers the required media data modules.

For additional information, contact:
John Meehan
University of Ilinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 413-5961
FAX: (312) 996-2055

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.

January 25, 2012
2:00 PM
Procurement/Hearing Unit
349C Stratton
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Additional Information: Optional Hearing Location: James R. Thompson Center, room 9-035, 100 W. Randolph Chicago,Illinois 60601. If you wish to testify please contact the hearing contact person listed above.
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
January 23, 2012
Register with:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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 January 23, 2012.

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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  • 074JCMSSJF_001.pdf (223 KB)
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