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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1MRW21R0398879

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday April 28, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), Champaign, IL
Amount: An estimated $1,805,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/1/2020 through 6/30/2025, 60 months
Renewals:
None
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 March 9, 2020
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The hearing has been cancelled
Published Monday March 9, 2020
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
First published Thursday, February 20, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Big Ten Academic Alliance OmniPoP to Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), Champaign, IL, for an estimated $1,805,000.
The University of Illinois is procuring OmniPoP. The Big Ten Academic Allinace (BTAA) OmniPOP is a collection of high-speed network connections between BTAA members and national research and educations networks, like Internet2.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the BTAA OmniPOP is unique in that it's the only source of high-speed network access that includes all of our Big 10 peers at a single location.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Megan Wells
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-3561
FAX: (217) 239-6877
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Catherine Bradbury

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.

Hearing Details

Date:
March 11, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM
Location:
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327
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:
March 6, 2020
Register with:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327

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
  • 1MRW21R0398879.pdf (319 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1MRW21R0398879Pt2.pdf (25 KB)