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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1APG16R0334949
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Monday November 23, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: AUIP- American Universities International Programs, Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
Amount: An estimated $390,000
An estimated start date of 11/5/2015 through 11/4/2017, 24 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 November 2, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Monday, October 19, 2015
The University awarded a contract for Study Abroad Foreign Services to AUIP- American Universities International Programs, Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand, for an estimated $390,000.
Provide a programatic and on-the-ground support for the Study Abroad Programs in Austrailia, New Zeland adn Fiji. The vendor will appoint employees who will serve as the University of Illinois' representative in communications and relations with students, overseas institutions and vendors for logistics.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the necessary to combine a familiarity with local procedures, cultural customs, laws, as well as, the ability to maintain compliance with University of Illinois regulations.

For additional information, contact:
Jacob Shaw
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 300-7035
FAX: (217) 239-6877
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.

November 4, 2015
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
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:
October 30, 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
  • 1APG16R0334949Part1.pdf (328 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1APG16R0334949Part2.pdf (60 KB)