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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1CJC23R162334701

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday March 28, 2023

Starbucks Corporation/Starbucks Coffee CompanySeattle, WA

  • Amount: An estimated $1,530,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 4/1/2023 through 6/30/2024, 14 months
  • Renewals: 8 twelve-month
  • Potential Future Renewals: $10,494,000



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 Tuesday February 7, 2023
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, January 24, 2023
The University awarded a contract for Franchise fees, FFE, and food and beverage product to Starbucks Corporation/Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, WA, for an estimated $1,530,000.
The University has a need for food and beverage products and FFE for three campus Starbucks locations. This is needed franchise fees, products, and FFE are decided by the Starbucks Corporation and the University's three current locations must all adhere to the stipulations of the master license agreement. The end result of this will be the University will continue to operate campus Starbucks locations. 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 Starbucks. 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 items are required by an existing franchise agreement. All franchise fees, products, and FFE must be purchased from Starbucks as indicated in sections 6.4 and 8.1 of the Starbucks Master license Agreement.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Chelsea Collier
1817 S. Neil Street, Suite 212
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-2065
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

February 8, 2023
9:00 AM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, 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.
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:
February 3, 2023
Register with:
Chelsea Collier
Phone: (217) 244-2065

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
  • 1CJC23R162334701Starbucks.pdf (771 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1CJC23R162334701Pt2.pdf (85 KB)