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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1TLC16R0332626
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Thursday June 21, 2018
Vendor: Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Change Order Amount: $0

Committee for Institutional Cooperation has changed their name to Big Ten Academic Alliance. All the terms of the original contract remain in effect. The name change will not change the estimated award amount that was previously published to Committee for Institutional Cooperation. Big Ten Academic Alliance meets all requirements for contracting with the university.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Wednesday July 15, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Champaign, IL
Amount: An estimated $360,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2020, 60 months
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 July 7, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The University awarded a contract for CIC OmniPOP to Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Champaign, IL, for an estimated $360,000.
The CIC OmniPOP is a collection of high-speed network connections between CIC 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 The CIC 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 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 - 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.

July 8, 2015
2:00 PM
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 9-036
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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:
July 3, 2015
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
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
  • 1TLC16R0332626Part1.pdf (257 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1TLC16R0332626Part2.pdf (60 KB)