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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1JWS15R0314278
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Friday July 25, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: Levien Enterprises, Stamford, CT
Amount: An estimated $700,000
An estimated start date of 8/10/2014 through 6/30/2019, 59 months
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 July 21, 2014
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, June 27, 2014
The University awarded a contract for the NCSA Strategic Planning Project to Levien Enterprises, Stamford, CT, for an estimated $700,000.
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) leadership and Levien Consulting have developed a strategic planning process and subsequent organizational method to help NCSA adapt to rapidly changing funding and technology environments in the areas of high-performance computing and advanced national-scale cyberinfrastructure. The strategy in development, known as NCSA 2020, will better position the center to compete effectively in this area and to secure significant resource support through 2020 and beyond. The implementation of the strategy, and its concomitant requirement to change management and long-range strategic planning, will benefit from Levien's expertise to help shepherd the center through this transformational period.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

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.

July 16, 2014
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 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
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:
July 11, 2014
Register with:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
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
  • 1JWS15R0314278Part1.pdf (349 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1JWS15R0314278Part2.pdf (45 KB)