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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1APG18R0362761
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Monday February 26, 2018
Vendor: Immersive Education Academy Limited
Change Order Amount: $0

This change order is to correct the original term as stated below. Because contract execution was delayed, the estimated original start date is now March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2020. The original term will still be twenty four months. The 4 twenty-four-month renewals will remain the same.
The buyer for this procurement is now Teri Merrell, (217) 244-3732.
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 August 18, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Immersive Education Academy Limited, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China)
Amount: An estimated $96,000
An estimated start date of 8/7/2017 through 8/6/2019, 24 months
4 twenty-four-month
Potential Future Renewals: $500,000
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 July 31, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Distance Learning Collaborative Agreement to Immersive Education Academy Limited, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China), for an estimated $96,000.
Delivery and oversight of NetMath online materials to high schools in Hong Kong.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Selected Hong Kong high schools only have contracts with specific vendor to deliver service.

For additional information, contact:
Andrew Gabel
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 300-6546
FAX: (217) 239-6877
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.

August 2, 2017
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Jenessa Conner
Phone:(217) 299-3957
Potential participants are requested to call ahead to verify location and get directions. 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:
July 28, 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
  • 1APG18R0362761.pdf (258 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1APG18R0362761Pt2.pdf (43 KB)