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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
SoleSource #R013155

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Friday October 30, 2020

ApogeeAustin, TX

  • Amount: An amount not to exceed $75,018.10
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 2/1/2021 through 6/30/2021, 5.00 months
  • Renewals: None

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 Monday October 26, 2020
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
First published Tuesday, October 13, 2020
The University awarded a contract for cable television services to Apogee, Austin, TX, for an amount not to exceed $75,018.10.
Continuation of cable television services for WIU's residence halls in addition to the Union Hotel and Campus Recreation from February 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Auxiliary funds are being used to fund this contract. As room and board charges include cable television fees, this contract is solely funded from auxiliary funds. In addition to room and board, cable television services are also provided to the Union Hotel and Campus Recreation Center in which fees are collected by the Auxiliary Facilities System (AFS). Auxiliary funding contains student fees for services provided during the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 academic term.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Lora Lidaywa
Western Illinois University
Sherman Hall 227
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1819
FAX: (309) 298-1927
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Catherine Bradbury

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.

Hearing Details

October 28, 2020
9:00 AM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327
Additional Information: All sole source hearings under the jurisdiction of the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education will be conducted by tele-conference only until the in-person option is reinstated.
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:
October 23, 2020
Register with:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327

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
  • R013155.pdf (846 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • R013155Pt2.pdf (460 KB)