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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
PandASmall #R202334

Announcement of a Professional & Artistic Award Under $100,000

Award Info Published Tuesday December 10, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, Chicago, IL
Amount: An amount not to exceed $20,000
An estimated start date of 12/3/2019 through 12/30/2020
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, December 10, 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 request was not sought for bid for the following reason: Tejas Shah was employed by the law firm Franczek Radlet PC, this firm was originally solicited in FY18 under request #R287147. Mr. Shah has recently accepted a position at a new law firm (Barnes & Thornburg LLP). Because of Mr. Shah's knowledge of the open cases pertaining to WIU, it is in the best interest of the University to retain Mr. Shah to continue working with WIU until the cases are resolved. The purchase order to Franczek Radlet has been cancelled and the funds transferred to Barnes and Thornburg.
Legal services for various immigration matters.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Helen Schultze
Phone: (309) 298-1819
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
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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