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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Exemption #1BWH1307
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Monday February 19, 2018
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Digital Convergence Alliance, Inc
Amount: An estimated $1,075,000
Renewal: 1 of 1, 3/1/2018 through 2/28/2023
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Potential Future Renewals: None
Comments: To explain the increase in the amount---the original posting had the amount for the first year and the renewal price estimated per year. The yearly cost is approximately $212,000 for the renewal term.
The buyer for this procurement is now Sarah Chronister, (217) 244-9921.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Aaron M. Finder.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Thursday March 28, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Digital Convergence Alliance, Inc, Tampa, FL
Amount: An estimated $316,817
An estimated start date of 3/1/2013 through 2/28/2018
1 five-year
Potential Future Renewals: $320,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, March 28, 2013
The University awarded a contract for Membership, progamming, and master control service.
Membership in Digital Convergence Alliance which will provide a single, complete broadcast signal path and redundant uninterruptable power supply.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for periodicals, books, subscriptions, database licenses, and other publications procured for use by a university library or academic department, except for expenditures related to procuring textbooks for student use or materials for resale or rental. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(5)) The Corporation for Public Broadcasting provided Digital Convergence Alliance with a grant to partially pay for master control services to it's members.

For additional information, contact:
Bradley Henson
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 300-2459
FAX: (217) 239-6877
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb

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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