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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1JWS15R0321405
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday February 17, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Applied Ecological Services, Brodhead, WI
Amount: An amount not to exceed $75,000
An estimated start date of 12/18/2014 through 12/17/2015, 12 months
2 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $150,000
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 December 1, 2014
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The University awarded a contract for airport safety research to Applied Ecological Services, Brodhead, WI, for an amount not to exceed $75,000.
As part of a research focus on the characterization of habitat attractants on and around airports underway since 1999 new technology has become available to use a unique sensor and singular analysis and interpretation to identify wildlife attractants. The vendor has a unique multi-spectral camera and in-house airplane platforms to obtain imagery at a range of resolutions effectively and efficiently for airports being studied. The vendor also has unique capabilities to process and analyze the imagery to define habitat using multi-spectral data. The spatial analysis tools and capability will meet requirements of the funding agency that has identified this new technology for a performance assessment.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Federal or State grant requires a contract with the vendor. Items are also required for research and no other source is able to meet the researcher's documented need.

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.

December 3, 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:
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:
November 28, 2014
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
  • 1JWS15R0321405Part1.pdf (259 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1JWS15R0321405Part2.pdf (52 KB)