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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1BWH14R0297734
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Thursday July 3, 2014
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Center National de laResarch Scientific (CNRS)
Amount: An estimated $68,200
Renewal: 1st of 3, 11/1/2014 through 10/31/2015
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Software development is still in process. Changing personnel would result in six month to year delay in software development. Significant cost savings in continuing current contract with this software developer.
Potential Future Renewals: $141,800
The buyer for this procurement is now Teri Merrell, (217) 244-3732.
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 Wednesday October 23, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Center National de laResarch Scientific (CNRS), Paris, France
Amount: $68,200
An estimated start date of 11/1/2013 through 10/31/2014, 12 months
3 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $210,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The University awarded a contract for Software development to Center National de laResarch Scientific (CNRS), Paris, France, for $68,200.
Source code development of Gigapixel camera.
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 additional information, contact:
Bradley Henson
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 300-2459
FAX: (217) 239-6783
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb

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.

October 16, 2013
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, 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 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
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 11, 2013
Register with:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
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
  • 1BWH14R0297734.pdf (1010 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1BWH14R0297734SSJPart2.pdf (38 KB)