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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1EJB16R0345861
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday January 24, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: SkyTEM Canada Inc., Ontario, Canada
Amount: An estimated $400,000
An estimated start date of 1/15/2017 through 12/31/2017, 12 months
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 January 17, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Airborne geophysical data collection to SkyTEM Canada Inc., Ontario, Canada, for an estimated $400,000.
We are looking to hire SkyTEM to collect airborne EM data for multiple water resource mapping projects. These projects require that we collect high resolution subsurface geophysical data from a range of depths. The range and quality of this data needs to provide distinguishable resolution of the layering between sand, clay, silt, gravel, and tills, as well as showing the contrast between water, sand, and rock, and the depth of sand to rock. We also want to ensure that the data collected through this airborne survey is compatible, both with the data collected through the groundbased aspect of the study, and to future airborne surveys. Our investigation into the systems currently in use in the market has revealed that the only equipment capable of meeting our needs is a system with dual moment, multi-channel technology. SkyTEM is the only vendor currently using this technology for airborne surveys. Hiring SkyTEM to collect airborne geophysical data will give ISGS acces to geophysical data with very good depth of penetration and high resolution for both shallow and deeper features ? something that is critical to these costal management projects.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the SkyTEM Canada, Inc. is the Sole provider of service using unique technology in aerial surveys that will provide data compatible and comparable to data collected with University's established ground survey equipment & procedures.

For additional information, contact:
Erin Bullok
212 Illini Plaza
1817. S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-9926
FAX: (217) 239-6877
State Purchasing Officer - Aaron M. Finder

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.

January 18, 2017
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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:
January 13, 2017
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105

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
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Sole Source Justification Part 2
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