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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois Springfield
SoleSource #JM2117
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday August 11, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: EverFi, Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount: $80,000
An estimated start date of 9/27/2016 through 6/30/2019, 33 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 August 8, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, July 22, 2016
The University awarded a contract for Title IX/Sexual Harassment Training for Univ of IL to EverFi, Inc., Chicago, IL, for $80,000.
Vendor will provide interactive online training for the University of Illinois on sexual harassment/sexual assault prevention and response that is compliant with Title IX of the Education Amendments, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The training shall also accommodate certain additional content required by the IL Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Vendor is under contract to provide training at the start of the 2016-2017 academic year. Consistency of the training message to students and faculty, and consistency of the training message over time, are critical to creating a culture of zero tolerance for sexual misconduct and an environment where victims feel safe to report allegations. A consistent, effective training message during the term of this proposed contract communicates university leadership is serious about preventing and addressing sexual misconduct.

For additional information, contact:
Jill Menezes
BSB 106
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 206-6651
FAX: (217) 206-6607
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.

August 10, 2016
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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:
August 5, 2016
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105

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
  • JM2117Part1.pdf (368 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • JM2117Part2.pdf (62 KB)