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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1BMB21R0405904

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday November 19, 2020

Excel Driver Services LLCSim-TechHenderson, CO

  • Amount: An estimated $425,000
  • Terms: One-time transaction

Summary

Vendors

1 total
0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

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 16, 2020
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Monday, November 2, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Mobile Fire Apparatus Driving Simulator to Excel Driver Services LLCSim-Tech, Henderson, CO, for an estimated $425,000.
The University has a need to purchase a two-station mobile fire apparatus driving simulation lab. This is needed to deliver high-fidelity fire apparatus driver training to firefighters across the state. The end result of this will allow training of up to an additional 1,000 students per year. The university, on information and belief, has concluded that only one vendor can meet its need or can meet the need economically. That vendor is Excel Driver Services (dba Excel Sim-Tech). The university has provided detailed justification to support its conclusion as shown on the attached Sole Source Justification Form. Although the university has presented this as a sole source procurement, we are seeking competitive information from firms with the capability of meeting the university's need (even if performed in a manner different from what has been presented) to contact us and provide sufficient information to show the need can be met. If we receive that information, the Chief Procurement Officer will offer a public hearing to consider the matter. Hearing information is described below.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Beth Burdette
212 Illini Plaza
Champaign, IL 61822
Phone: (217) 244-3824
FAX: (217) 239-6877
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Catherine Bradbury

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.

Hearing Details

Date:
November 18, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM
Location:
, IL

If you cannot attend the meeting in-person at the primary location, you may attend via audio or video conference, as available, at one of the optional locations.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-036
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327
Additional Information: All sole source hearings under the jurisdiction of the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education will be conducted by tele-conference only until the in-person option is reinstated.
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:
November 13, 2020
Register with:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327

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
  • 1BMB21R0405904.pdf (705 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1BMB21R0405904Pt2.pdf (474 KB)