University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Xerox, Springfield, IL
Amount: An estimated $78,750
An estimated start date of 7/1/2010 through 6/30/2011, 12 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, June 7, 2010
The University awarded a contract for iGEN3 Maintenance and Supplies to Xerox, Springfield, IL, for an estimated $78,750.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the
compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.
This high-end Xerox iGEN3 digital press production printing system requires maintenance and supplies from the original manufacturer. Xerox has proprietary software installed that only their qualified technicians and engineers are trained to service. Technicians must have: 1) Xerox technical support, 2) access to "like for like" replacement parts, 3) possess specialty training limited to Xerox employees only. Xerox has exclusivity because they are the A) manufacturer, B) handle all sales, maintenance,and repair and C) are the sole distributor with defined territorial boundaries.
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This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.