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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1JEZ20R0397731

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Monday February 10, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Keysight Technologies Incorporated, Englewood, CO
Amount: An estimated $191,938
Terms:  One-time transaction
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 February 3, 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 Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Spectrum Analyzers to Keysight Technologies Incorporated, Englewood, CO, for an estimated $191,938.
The University has a need to purchase new spectrum analyzers for its RF Systems Instructional Lab. These are needed because the current spectrum analyzers are aging, failing and no longer able to be repaired economically. The end result of this will be that students will continue to be able to gain hands on experience with equipment, complementing the theoretical knowledge gained in several different courses. 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 Keysight Technologies Incorporated. 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 compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration. .

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Joan E. Zocher
212 Illini Plaza
1817 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61822
Phone: (217) 300-0546
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

Date:
February 5, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM
Location:
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:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327
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 31, 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
  • 1JEZ20R0397731.pdf (442 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1JEZ20R0397731Pt2.pdf (28 KB)