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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1JNM20R0389769

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Renewal Info
Published Tuesday June 2, 2020
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Windstream Holdings Inc.
Amount: An estimated $30,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 7/1/2020 through 6/30/2021
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
This procurement still remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: $30,000
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
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 June 20, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Windstream Holdings Inc., Springfield, IL
Amount: An estimated $30,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/1/2019 through 6/30/2020, 12 months
Renewals:
2 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $60,000
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 June 17, 2019
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The University awarded a contract for PRI Services to Windstream Holdings Inc., Springfield, IL, for an estimated $30,000.
The University has a need for PRI services. This is needed for the phone numbers for RightFax services. The end result of this will be having 217 area code for all RightFax Services. 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 Windstream Holdings Inc.. 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 item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent. item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jenna Montgomery
Phone: (217) 300-6467
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:
June 19, 2019
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, 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:
June 14, 2019
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
  • 1JNM20R0389769.pdf (488 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1JNM20R0389769Pt2.pdf (48 KB)