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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1JWS1509a
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Monday July 6, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Sodexo, Altamonte Springs, FL
Amount: An estimated $10,097,391
An estimated start date of 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2020, 60 months
1 five-year
Potential Future Renewals: $11,286,643
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 15, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Monday, June 1, 2015
The University awarded a contract for a concession vendor to Sodexo, Altamonte Springs, FL, for an estimated $10,097,391.
To provide nutritionally balanced meals and snacks to student athletes as well as provide meals at Memorial Stadium and State Farm Center at our Premium Seating sections.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the the terms of the agreement require the vendor to commit significant capital investments into the program which are amortized over a 10 year period. The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics will have to reimburse the unamortized portion of these investments if the contract is terminated within ten years.

For additional information, contact:
Jay Simpson
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 6182
Phone: (217) 265-0434
FAX: (217) 239-6870
State Purchasing Officer - Aaron M. Finder

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.

June 17, 2015
2:00 PM
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:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
Fax:(217) 558-5407
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.

Registration Deadline:
June 12, 2015
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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
  • 1JWS1509aPart1.pdf (248 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1JWS1509aPart2.pdf (54 KB)