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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #583JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Tuesday March 8, 2016
Vendor: Proquest LLC
Change Order Amount: $185,538

Request that the award estimated amount for the remaining two year term be changed to $ 185,538. The original award amount listed as $ 93,219 was the annual amount, posted in error.The change amount + the amount published in the original award should equal $280,019.
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 Wednesday January 13, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Proquest LLC, Ann Arbor, MI
Amount: An estimated $93,219
An estimated start date of 1/10/2016 through 1/9/2019, 36 months
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 Monday December 28, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Wednesday, December 9, 2015
The University awarded a contract for Serial Solutions and Summon subscriptions to Proquest LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, for an estimated $93,219.
Purchase from Proquest the subscription for Serial Solutions and Summon. Faculty, staff and patrons will utilze this access for a multitude of research data.

Serials Solutions 360 suite of products include the client center. The client center is Web hosted which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. This suite of products offers a complete organized mechanism for managing the UIC Library's electronic resources.

Summon is a web scale discovery product that offers a Google-like search interface. It is designed to bring all sources of information together in a single index and to provide added value to existing library resources.
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:
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
State Purchasing Officer - Aaron M. Finder

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.

December 30, 2015
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
Fax:(217) 558-5407
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:
December 24, 2015
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
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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Sole Source Justification
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Sole Source Justification Part 2
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