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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1JWS16R0337572
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Friday November 18, 2016
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Springer Customer Service Center LLC
Amount: An estimated $175,000
Renewal: 1st of 5, 1/1/2017 through 12/31/2017
Pricing Changes: 
6.5% increase
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
The University has verified that these resources are still only available from this vendor.
Potential Future Renewals: $775,000
The buyer for this procurement is now Holly Highland, (217) 300-8258.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Aaron M. Finder.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Wednesday December 16, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Springer Customer Service Center LLC, New York, NY
Amount: An estimated $175,000
An estimated start date of 1/1/2016 through 12/31/2016, 12 months
5 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $950,000
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 7, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, November 20, 2015
The University awarded a contract for a license agreement to Springer Customer Service Center LLC, New York, NY, for an estimated $175,000.
Online access to Springer eBooks for the period January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016 will allow continued access for current participants as well as new participants to these materials.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Online access to Springer eBooks is only available from this vendor.

For additional information, contact:
Jay Simpson
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 6182
Phone: (217) 265-0434
FAX: (217) 239-6877
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 9, 2015
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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:
December 4, 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
  • 1JWS16R0337572Part1.pdf (318 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1JWS16R0337572Part2.pdf (60 KB)