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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1KSP14R0289417
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Wednesday July 23, 2014
Vendor: McLean County Fair
Change Order Amount: $67,010
The buyer for this procurement is now Ashley Baldwin, (217) 333-5517.
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 Sunday May 12, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: McLean County Fair, Bloomington, IL
Amount: An estimated $65,860
An estimated start date of 7/25/2013 through 8/6/2014, 12 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 May 6, 2013
The hearing was cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The University awarded a contract for Use of Facilities/Equipment at McLean Fairgrounds to McLean County Fair, Bloomington, IL, for an estimated $65,860.
Includes security and set up assistance, signage, plus volunteers, and expendable supplies.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the vendor offers the only permanent site suitable in McLean county for the McLean County 4-H Show with barns, stalls, and utilities.

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.

May 1, 2013
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
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:
April 26, 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
  • 1KSP14R0289417.pdf (96 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1KSP14R0289417part2.pdf (26 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • ChangeOrderJustification1KSP14R0289417.pdf (64 KB)
  • ChangeOrderJustification1KSP14R0289417v2.pdf (24 KB)