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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sole Source #1CJR802

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Thursday April 5, 2007
Awarded to:
Vendor:  AT & T, Springfield, IL
Amount:  An estimated $16,220,592
Begin Date: July 1, 2007     End Date: June 30, 2010
Number of Months of Contract: 36
Renewal Options: Two one-year renewal period options subject to availability of funds, continuing need and satisfactory performance with the Comptroller authorized to exercise such options.
The amounts for each campus: UIC - $5,857,704; UIS - $553,608; UIUC- $9,809,280
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday March 21, 2007
The University awarded a contract for voice telephone service to AT & T, Springfield, IL for an estimated $16,220,592.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration. With convergence technologies able to provide larger/broader applications, the University will be exploring options for delivery of the next generation of voice services. This vendor has the existing equipment and services in place required to maintain infrastructure and service while exploring the availability of this new technology. No other vendor would be able to provide equipment and services compatible with the existing University communications infrastructure in the timeliness required to meet the University's needs without interruption of communication services to students, staff and faculty.
For additional information, contact:
Cathy Reisner
Phone: (217) 333-0019
FAX: (217) 333-7879
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