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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #427JMG
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Thursday October 12, 2017
Vendor: Academic Analytics LLC
Change Order Amount: $0

The prior sole source procurement was for 3+ years and it was intended this sole source also be an extended term. The University is canceling the change order request for the additional 2 year term. The extended term for 3 years has been replaced with Sole Source #463JMG.
This change order corrects and replaces the change order posted below on July 14, 2017.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Change Order
Published Friday July 14, 2017
Vendor: Academic Analytics LLC
Change Order Amount: $0

The prior sole source procurement was for 3+ years and it was intended this sole source also be an extended term. There is no additional cost associated with extending this to a 2 year term. It is in the State’s best interest not to have to complete another sole source procurement in less than a year when there are no additional costs associated with the extension.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Friday July 7, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Academic Analytics LLC, Fort Mill, SC
Amount: An estimated $191,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/1/2017 through 6/30/2018, 12 months
Renewals:
None
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
The hearing has been cancelled
Published Tuesday June 27, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Monday, June 12, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Comparative Faculty Scholarly Activity Data to Academic Analytics LLC, Fort Mill, SC, for an estimated $191,000.
Academics Analytics combines a database of faculty publications, citations of publication, funded grants, and honorific awards along with an interface of analytical tools in a single product Academic Analytics was US Patent #7,653,608 "System and method for ranking academic programs" as summarized by the abstract text: A computer-implemented method for ranking a plurality of academic programs includes receiving of records corresponding to academic programs, respectively, combining elements of the plurality of records to determine respective z-scores according to a predetermined metric, and ranking the plurality of academic programs according to the respective z-scores.
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.

For additional information, contact:
Janielle Graham
809 S. Marshfield Ave.
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 413-2816
FAX: (312) 996-3135
State Purchasing Officer - Margaret van Dijk

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:
June 28, 2017
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Jenessa Conner
Phone:(217) 299-3957
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:
June 23, 2017
Register with:
Jenessa Conner
Phone:(217) 299-3957

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
  • 427JMG.pdf (329 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 427JMGPart2.pdf (43 KB)
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  • Changeorder427JMG.pdf (95 KB)