University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Procurement is exempt. Posted as exemption 1JNA1804 as it meets 30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(5)).
Buyer previously tried to cancel 10/19/17, but cancellation was returned by SPO.
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The University intends to award a contract for University of Illinois Collegiate Readership Progr to Gannett Company, Inc., Dallas, TX, for an estimated $105,141.
The Collegiate Readership Program provides the USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and the New York Times newspapers on a daily basis to designated locations throughout the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign campus.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent.
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.
August 30, 2017
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.
August 25, 2017
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.