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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1TLC15R0314680
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Friday May 22, 2015
Vendor: Blackboard Collaborate Inc
Change Order Amount: $330,000

The purpose of this change order is to correct the original posting. The original posting was only for the initial term of $180,000. This is a three year term as indicated in Section II of the sole source which indicates a three year period with $180,000 the annual cost for each year.
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.
Award Info Published Monday July 28, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: Blackboard Collaborate Inc, Washington, DC
Amount: $180,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 9/1/2014 through 6/30/2017, 34 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 July 21, 2014
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, June 27, 2014
The University awarded a contract for Software License & Support to Blackboard Collaborate Inc, Washington, DC, for $180,000.
Provide for the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning Collaborate software, including web conferencing, 1TB of storage, voice authoring and premium support.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance.

For additional information, contact:
Teri Merrell
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-3732
FAX: (217) 239-6881
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:
July 16, 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:
July 11, 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
  • 1TLC15R0314680Part1.pdf (296 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1TLC15R0314680Part2.pdf (45 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • Revised1TLC15R0314680Part1.pdf (294 KB)