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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1RMJ23R155848036

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday May 11, 2022

Alpha Controls & Services, LLCRockford, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $3,250,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 5/1/2022 through 6/30/2027, 62 months
  • Renewals: None



1 total
0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

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 Tuesday May 3, 2022
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, April 19, 2022
The University awarded a contract for purchase Schneider Building Automation Controls to Alpha Controls & Services, LLC, Rockford, IL, for an estimated $3,250,000.
Vendor to provide Schneider BAS ComponentsControllers, automation servers, thermostats, sensors) to the university as well as labor to assist in the iSupport of the controls as needed. The Schneider Building Automation Control Systems are installed in many of the University's campus buildings and control major equipment for the University's facility's that serve research spaces, classrooms, and offices.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration. A significant number of control upgrades on obsolete control systems, remodels, and energy conservation initiatives utilizing Schneider BAS occur across campus buildings. There are over 10,000 DDC Controllers, as well as the older pneumatic controls systems on campus that that will need repairs or replaced. A multi-year contract creates efficiencies and effectiveness in responding in a timely manner to the critical needs of the University.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Ryan Johnson
212 Illini Plaza
1817 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-7922
FAX: (217) 239-6877
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
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

May 4, 2022
9:00 AM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone: (217) 993-2327
Additional Information: All sole source hearings under the jurisdiction of the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education will be conducted by tele-conference only until the in-person option is reinstated.
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 29, 2022
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
  • 1RMJ23R155848036AlphaControls.pdf (711 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1RMJ23R155848036Pt2.pdf (85 KB)