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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1HJH16R0326625
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Thursday January 18, 2018
Vendor: Stipes Publishing LLC
Change Order Amount: $556,230

Change order to add $556,230 to the sole source. Total award amount is now $2,578,230.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Friday May 29, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Stipes Publishing LLC, Champaign, IL
Amount: An estimated $2,022,000
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 Tuesday May 12, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The University awarded a contract for New Edition Textbooks to Stipes Publishing LLC, Champaign, IL, for an estimated $2,022,000.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source, Stipes Publishing Co, because the new edition textbooks are published only by Stipes Publishing Co and available in the quantities needed for resale to the University's students. Choice of specific, individual textbooks is an academic matter that is determined by the academic unit in consultation with the individual faculty members. The University has no ability to make substitutions, or offer products of similar or equal value from competing vendors. Textbooks contain copyrighted materials which cannot be substituted between publishers. There are no other distributors that can furnish the University with the necessary quantity of the new edition of textbooks with guaranteed availability. Since these books are required for specific classes, the quantity ordered must have guaranteed availability prior to the start of classes. Stipes Publishing Co is the only vendor that can meet these requirements.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item is to be procured for commercial resale.

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

May 13, 2015
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

If you cannot attend the meeting in-person at the primary location, you may attend via audio or video conference, as available, at one of the optional locations.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-036
100 West Randolph
Chicago, 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:
May 8, 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
  • 1HJH16R0326625Part1.pdf (230 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1HJH16R0326625Part2.pdf (55 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • 1HJH16R0326625changeorderjustification.pdf (165 KB)