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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1MRW17R0345854
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
This procurement has been cancelled
Published Monday October 31, 2016
The Chief Procurement Officer has determined the university has not made a sufficient case to support sole source or sole economically feasible source. As a result, he does not authorize the university to proceed with this contract. Please see the 1MRW17R0345854Part2 attachment below for additional details regarding this determination.
The hearing has been modified
Published Friday September 2, 2016
A public hearing was held August 3, 2016. The Chief Procurement Officer has determined the university has not made a sufficient case to support sole source or sole economically feasible source. As a result, he does not authorize the university to proceed with this contract. Please see the 1MRW17R0345854Part2 attachment below for additional details regarding this determination.
First published Monday, July 18, 2016
The University intends to award a contract for Session Initation Protocol (SIP) Trunking to Level 3 Financing Inc., Broomfield, CO, for an estimated $1,200,000.
The University of Illinois seeks to procure SIP Trunking service to provide the connection between the public telephone network and the University phone system, Skype for Business
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Services are only available at the economical costs described through this vendor due to the University's membership in Internet2.

For additional information, contact:
Megan Wells
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-3561
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.

Date:
August 3, 2016
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
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:
July 29, 2016
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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
  • 1MRW17R0345854Part1.pdf (365 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1MRW17R0345854Part2.pdf (216 KB)