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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1EEB20R0398530

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Renewal Info
Published Wednesday June 9, 2021
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Intersection Media Holdings Inc/Intersection Media LLC
Amount: An estimated $100,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2022
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
This Solicitation remains a Sole Source.
Potential Future Renewals: $100,000
Comments: N/A
The buyer for this procurement is now Beth Burdette , (217) 244-3824.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
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 Thursday April 2, 2020

Intersection Media Holdings Inc/Intersection Media LLCChicago, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $100,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2020 through 6/30/2021, 12 months
  • Renewals: 2 one-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $200,000

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 March 23, 2020
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
First published Monday, March 9, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Out-of-home media buys/Chicago Transit Authority to Intersection Media Holdings Inc/Intersection Media LLC, Chicago, IL, for an estimated $100,000.
The University has a need to procure Out-of-Home Advertising space on all Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) venues - including buses, trains, rail stations and park and rides. This is needed in order to help the university to engage its desired audience in the key in-state market of Chicago and the surrounding area, which holds almost 75% of the population of the state. The end result of this campaign will be that the Gies College of Business will be able to reach academic influencers, university alumni and prospective students using Chicago Transit Authority transportation in the Chicago DMA (Designated Market Area). 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 Intersection Media LLC. 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 media is for advertising.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Erin Breen
212 Illini Plaza
1817 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 300-9439
FAX: (217) 239-6877
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
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

March 25, 2020
9:00 AM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327
Potential participants are requested to call ahead to verify location and get directions. 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:
March 20, 2020
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
  • 1EEB20R0398530.pdf (431 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1EEB20R0398530Part2.pdf (18 KB)