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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
PandASmall #R001604
Announcement of a Professional & Artistic Award Under $100,000
Award Info Published Tuesday May 28, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Wilkinson Baker Knauer LLP, Washington, DC
Amount: $10,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2019 through 6/30/2020
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, May 28, 2019
The University awarded a contract for Legal Services.
This Professional and Artistic notice is published in accordance with 30 ILCS 500/35-35 and 44 ILL. Admin. Code 4.2035(e) which allows professional and artistic contracts under $100,000 to be made in accordance with 30 ILCS 500/35-30(f) and 44 ILL. Admin. Code 4.2020 (Small Purchases). The reason this purchase is exempt from the procurement code is as follows: This contract to provide legal services regarding FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines for the WIU radio (WIUM) and television (WQPT) stations is being awarded to Wilkinson Baker Knauer LLP, due to the extensive knowledge of operational issues of non-commercial and educational broadcasting stations, both in radio and television, therefore; it is in the best interest of the University and the State to award this vendor not only for its specialization with FCC regulations, but also due to the low retainer cost for one year in comparison to fees based per hour over the course of the contract term.

For additional information, contact:
Helen Schultze
Phone: (309) 298-1819
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff

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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