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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #111JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Monday July 15, 2013
Vendor: Soliant Consulting
Change Order Amount: $30,000

Grant funding to expand the scope of work for web application development to assist the Council on Teacher Education Office.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Renewal Info
Published Thursday May 30, 2013
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Soliant Consulting
Amount: An estimated $20,000
Renewal: 1st of 1, 6/1/2013 through 5/31/2014
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, remains a sole source. Continual web application development by FileMaker system builder.
Potential Future Renewals: None
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.
Award InfoPublished Friday July 27, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Soliant Consulting, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $111,000
An estimated start date of 6/1/2012 through 5/31/2013, 12 months
1 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $20,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, May 10, 2012
The University awarded a contract for design two FileMaker databases. to Soliant Consulting, Chicago, IL, for an estimated $111,000.
Soliant Consulting will design two FileMaker databases, one for the College of Education student services and one for the College of Education teacher education. Plus, Soliant will train the staff to maintain the databases.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the expertise with FileMaker software for database design and training is a unique specialization. Soliant is the only authorized FileMaker "training consultant" in the Chicagoland area. Soliant has exclusively written the last six versions of the FileMaker Training Series manuals. FileMaker has hired Soliant to conduct training sessions to "train the trainers".

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

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.

May 25, 2012
9:00 AM
There is no alternate
location for this
Sole Source Hearing.
, IL

Hearing Contact:
Jenny Shourd
Phone:(217) 524-7020
Additional Information: Upon request to Purchasing Buyer, arrangements at University site will be made available.
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:
May 23, 2012
Register with:
Jenny Shourd
Phone:(217) 524-7020

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
  • 111JCMRenewal.pdf (703 KB)
  • 111JCM_001.pdf (195 KB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • 111JCMHearing_001.pdf (281 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • 111JCMChangeOrder.pdf (395 KB)