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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1BMB21R0410445

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Renewal Info
Published Wednesday March 9, 2022
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Starbucks Coffee Company
Amount: An estimated $500,000
Renewal: 1st of 9, 7/1/2022 through 6/30/2023
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Confirmed that this remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: $4,000,000
The buyer for this procurement is now Karen Brown , (217) 300-2901.
The University has taken into account 30 ILCS 575/8i of the BEP Act in conducting this renewal.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Tuesday July 6, 2021

Starbucks Coffee CompanySeattle, WA

  • Amount: An estimated $500,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2022, 12 months
  • Renewals: 9 one-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $4,500,000



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 June 28, 2021
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, June 15, 2021
The University awarded a contract for Food, Beverage and Retail Supplies to Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, WA, for an estimated $500,000.
The University of Illinois holds a contractual agreement with Starbucks Coffee Company that allows for the operation of four licensed Starbucks stores, each for a period of up to ten years from commencement. This sole source request applies to the fourth new store located at the Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building. During its time of operation, food and beverage supplies purchased from Starbucks Coffee Company will be needed on a regular basis to support the retail operations.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item is to be procured for commercial resale.

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

June 30, 2021
9:00 AM

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 teleconference only until the in person option is reinstated.
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:
June 25, 2021
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
  • 1BMB21R0410445Starbucks.pdf (685 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1BMB21R0410445Pt2.pdf (118 KB)