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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1JLR21R0408037

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Change Order
Published Monday February 28, 2022
Vendor: University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development
Change Order Amount: $600,000
The increase needed is to cover another location that is now under Tech Service’s responsibility from NCSA each year for the remaining terms. The two locations are 710 N. Lakeshore; Chicago, IL 60611 and 600 W. Chicago; Chicago, IL 60610 and invoicing will now be combined. The cost increase is $200,000 per term.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Renewal Info
Published Wednesday February 16, 2022
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development
Amount: An estimated $200,000
Renewal: 1st of 3, 3/13/2022 through 3/12/2023
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Procurement remains a Sole Source.
Potential Future Renewals: $400,000
The buyer for this procurement is now Megan Wells , (217) 333-3561.
The University has taken into account 30 ILCS 575/8i of the BEP Act in conducting this renewal.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Thursday February 4, 2021

University Corporation for Advanced Internet DevelopmentAnn Arbor, MI

  • Amount: An estimated $200,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 3/13/2021 through 3/12/2022, 12 months
  • Renewals: 3 twelve-month
  • Potential Future Renewals: $600,000



1 total
0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

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 1, 2021
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, January 19, 2021
The University awarded a contract for Campus Research Network 100Gbps Internet2 to University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development, Ann Arbor, MI, for an estimated $200,000.
The University has a need to purchase Campus Research Network 100Gbps Internet2. This is needed for the Department of Technology Services Infrastructure. The end result of this will be the 100Gbps Connection to the Nationwide Research Network. 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 University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development/Internet2. 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 University of Illinois research collaborators exclusively utilize Internet2's highspeed national research network

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jared Robbins
212 Illini Plaza
1817 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61822
Phone: (217) 244-5401
FAX: (217) 239-6877
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
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

February 3, 2021
9:00 AM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone: (217) 993-2327
Additional Information: All sole source hearings under the jurisdiction of the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education will be conducted by tele-conference only until the in-person option is reinstated.
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 29, 2021
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
  • 1JLR21R0408037Internet2.pdf (1 MB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1JLR21R0408037Pt2.pdf (120 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • ChangeOrder1JLR21R408037.pdf (721 KB)