Western Illinois University
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC
Amount: An estimated $66,000
An estimated start date of 6/1/2015 through 5/30/2018, 36 months
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 since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The Alternate Location at the James R. Thompson Center has been changed from room 9-036 to room 9-035.
First published Thursday, May 7, 2015
The University awarded a contract for membership for the Facilities Forum to The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC, for an estimated $66,000.
Western Illinois University's Facilities Management is requesting a membership to the Facilities Forum through the Education Advisory Board (EAB), a division of The Advisory Board Company. Membership includes complete, unlimited access to the following services: best practice studies, executive briefings, dedicated advisor, access to experts, the University onsite, online research database, customer service preference survey, and a dedicated team of EAB content specialists to ask questions to. Gathering information across and beyond the members, the EAB benchmarks institutions and publishes findings and outcomes to the membership.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the education, research, public service, or athletic activities are related to participation in mandated organizations of which the University is a member.
For additional information, contact:
Western Illinois University
Sherman Hall 227
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1819
FAX: (309) 298-1927
State Purchasing Officer - Aaron M. Finder
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.
May 27, 2015
401 S. Spring Street
If you cannot attend the meeting in-person at the primary location, you may attend via audio or video conference, as available, at one of the optional locations.
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph
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.
May 22, 2015
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.