University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded a contract for Business Objects dual platform server licenses in the amount of $499,315.81 on Monday, December 29, 2003 . The University currently utilizes Business Objects software products on a Windows platform. Two of those licenses are being upgraded to dual platforms to allow for use on a UNIX platform. This transaction will provide licensing rights and maintenance/support of those products. 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.)