University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded a contract for job order contracting in the estimated amount of $2,500,000 on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 . The job order contract with the firm of F.H. Paschen/S.N. Nielsen, Inc. has been affected by the University's implementation of a new system-wide business/financial management system and a new construction document system. Accordingly, in order to prevent the disruption of job order contracting at the Urbana-Champaign campus, it is necessary to extend the contract completion date of the F.H. Paschen/S.N. Nielsen, Inc. through December 31, 2003 to allow the requirements of the business/financial management and construction contract document systems to be integrated into a new job order contract that will be competitively bid no later than December 31, 2003. The total value of job order contracts with F.H. Paschen/S.N. Nielsen, Inc. for the extended contract period shall not exceed $2,500,000. This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which immediate action was needed to prevent any disruption in University services.
(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)