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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1TLC14R0308396
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Friday June 10, 2016
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: LinkedIn Corporation
Amount: An estimated $250,000
Renewal: 3rd of 5, 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2017
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
LinkedIn at this time is the only online service provider to reach working professionals and our number one source for qualified leads. Without LinkedIn it will be impossible to reach our enrollment goal of over forty qualified students.
Potential Future Renewals: $925,000
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.
Renewal Info
Published Thursday May 28, 2015
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: LinkedIn Corporation
Amount: An estimated $225,000
Renewal: 2 of 5, 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2016
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
At this time LinkedIn is the only online service provider that can reach intended target and provide the required amount of leads to reach enrollment goal in a cost effective manner.
Potential Future Renewals: $1,175,000
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.
Renewal Info
Published Wednesday June 11, 2014
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: LinkedIn Corporation
Amount: An estimated $350,000
Renewal: 1 of 5, 7/1/2014 through 6/30/2015
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Through LinkedIn, we have direct access to qualified candidates and can drive them directly to our website to register for a recruiting event. At this time, no other social networking website or other media channel can meet our need.
Potential Future Renewals: $1,400,000
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Shirley Webb.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Change Order
Published Wednesday May 28, 2014
Vendor: LinkedIn Corporation
Change Order Amount: $0

The potential future renewals amount was figured incorrectly and should have been $1,750,000. This is not a change order, but simply a correction of the previous award notice that is being published as a change order as the bulletin will not allow modifications once a sole source has been awarded.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Shirley Webb.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Thursday May 8, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: LinkedIn Corporation, Mountain View, CA
Amount: An estimated $70,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 4/30/2014 through 6/30/2014, 2 months
Renewals:
5 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $300,000
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 Wednesday April 23, 2014
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The University awarded a contract for Targeted Marketing mail with LinkedIn InMail to LinkedIn Corporation, Mountain View, CA, for an estimated $70,000.
Media advertising of InMail invitations with display ads to LinkedIn's targeted professional audience of qualified Executive MBA candidates.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the media is for advertising.

For additional information, contact:
Teri Merrell
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-3732
FAX: (217) 239-6877
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.

Date:
April 23, 2014
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
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 18, 2014
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
  • 1TLC14R308396.pdf (337 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1TLC14R0308396part2.pdf (46 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • 1TLC14R0308396SupplementalInfo-031114.pdf (448 KB)