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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1HJH16R0324877
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday July 1, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: New England Law Library Consortium Inc/Nellco, Albany, NY
Amount: An estimated $210,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2018, 36 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 Friday June 26, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, June 12, 2015
The University awarded a contract for Library Acquisitions to New England Law Library Consortium Inc/Nellco, Albany, NY, for an estimated $210,000.
NELLCO provides access to numerous online resources, databases and libraries to aid faculty, staff, and students in their legal coursework and research. NELLCO provides up-to-date resources, and without these up-to-date resources our students would not effectively learn, as laws, polices, etc. change regularly.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the NELLCO is a consortium of approximately 110 law libraries. NELLCO negotiates on behalf of its members with vendors for discounts, product improvements, and better licensing terms. Without NELLCO, we would have to pay more, have less negotiating power, and have much more paperwork and employee hours to get the resources. Thus, this is a sole economically feasible source.

For additional information, contact:
Holly Highland
212 Illini Plaza
1817 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 300-8258
FAX: (217) 239-6970
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.

June 29, 2015
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
Fax:(217) 558-5407
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:
June 24, 2015
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
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
  • 1HJH16R0324877Part1.pdf (294 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1HJH16R0324877Part2.pdf (63 KB)