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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1JNM22R0411951

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday September 30, 2021

Digication IncorporatedProvidence, RI

  • Amount: An estimated $100,800
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2023, 24 months
  • Renewals: None

Summary

Vendors

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 Tuesday September 21, 2021
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Sharon Ferguson.
First published Tuesday, September 7, 2021
The University awarded a contract for e-portfolio system to Digication Incorporated, Providence, RI, for an estimated $100,800.
The University has a need for an e-portfolio system. This is needed to further strengthen the undergraduate educational experience. The end result is the ability to easily publish work online as professional and customizable presentations that serve a wide range of uses. 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 Digication 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 the Digication's combination of features, which integrate the traditional function of the ePortfolio with institutional assessment and evaluation capabilities, are unique in the market and satisfy the campus' current efforts toward enhancing undergraduate education in institutional assessment, student learning outcomes assessment and in preparing for the upcoming Higher Learning Commission institutional re-accreditation review.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jenna Montgomery
Phone: (217) 300-6467
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

Date:
September 22, 2021
Time:
9:00 AM
Location:
, 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:
September 17, 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
  • 1JNM22R0411951.pdf (673 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1JNM22R0411951Pt2.pdf (118 KB)