University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Internet Archive, San Francisco, CA
Amount: An estimated $1,250,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2023, 60 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 since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, January 19, 2018
The University awarded a contract for Scanning and Digital Preservation to Internet Archive, San Francisco, CA, for an estimated $1,250,000.
The University Library needs on-site cost-effective full book scanning services to continue its extensive mass digitization program, particularly for the Library's medium-rare books, fragile books, and special collections. The Internet Archive also provides the Archive-It service which ensures UIUC is able to archive its web presence.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the vendor provides a cost-effective and unique combination of full-book scanning and digital file management services, and has established a scanning center on the Urbana-Champaign campus. Currently there are no other entities that offer the combined package of service offered by Internet Archive.
For additional information, contact:
State Purchasing Officer - Margaret van Dijk
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.
February 7, 2018
401 S. Spring Street
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.
February 2, 2018
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