Western Illinois University
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Frontier Communications, Rochester, NY
Amount: An estimated $162,000
An estimated start date of 7/14/2016 through 6/30/2017, 12 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.
First published Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The University awarded a contract for Telephone Service to Frontier Communications, Rochester, NY, for an estimated $162,000.
(309) 298-XXXX numbers are exclusive to the Macomb campus of Western Illinois University and local loops are necessary through Frontier Communications for services. The list price of a transfer for these lines to another vendor would be approximately $5 per line ($50,000). In addition there are ancillary contracts related to our current service that must be renewed to avoid interruption of service. Alternate vendors have been unable to confirm they can provide service to all existing sites without additional installation services.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration. Vendor is the only one that has confirmed they can provide service to all needed areas. Ancillary contracts for equipment are with current vendor.
For additional information, contact:
227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Western Illinois University
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.
July 13, 2016
401 S. Spring Street
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.
July 8, 2016
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.