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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday January 7, 2014
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Sophometrics Inc
Amount: An estimated $50,000
Renewal: 1 of 1, 2/1/2014 through 1/31/2015
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
remains a sole source
Potential Future Renewals: None

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award InfoPublished Monday February 18, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Sophometrics Inc, Seattle, WA
Amount: An estimated $50,000
An estimated start date of 2/20/2013 through 1/31/2014, 12 months
1 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $25,000
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 Friday February 15, 2013
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Monday, January 28, 2013
The University awarded a contract for Engineering Services at Seattle-Tacoma Airport to Sophometrics Inc, Seattle, WA, for an estimated $50,000.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the vendor, through their experience with the installation of Searidge Technology in the high security environment of Seattle Tacoma International Airport, has acquired the unique expert qualifications necessary to complete the installation design and provide needed documentation for the Port of Seattle.

For additional information, contact:
Kim Porter
University of Illinois
OBFS Purchasing Division
616 E. Green St, Ste 212 MC 364
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-3591
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb

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.

February 13, 2013
2:00 PM
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
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:
February 8, 2013
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
  • 1KSP13RSOPHOMETRICS.pdf (300 KB)
  • 1KSP13RSOPHOMETRICSRenewal1.pdf (992 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1KSP13RSOPHOMETRICSpart2.pdf (26 KB)