University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded a contract for implementation services in the amount of $84,000 on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 . The University requires custom implementation and architecture solution services for EMC Control Center software. EMC is the proprietary source of the software and the equipment that the software resides on. EMC possess the best capabilities and experience thus reducing risk and time resources necessary during the implementation. This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which items available on the spot market or at discounted prices were available for a limited time such that sound business judgement mandated a purchase immediately to take advantage of the availability and price.
(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)