Western Illinois University
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: VF Outdoor Inc. (dba Jansport), Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $450,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2019, 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 State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Aaron M. Finder.
First published Friday, June 3, 2016
The University awarded a contract for licensed apparel for resale to VF Outdoor Inc. (dba Jansport), Chicago, IL, for an estimated $450,000.
Licensed apparel for resale for the WIU Bookstore.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item is to be procured for commercial resale. The WIU University Bookstore has an ongoing need for the purchase of apparel for resale. A term contract is efficient and provides administrative cost effective benefits to the University.
For additional information, contact:
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1819
FAX: (309) 298-1927
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb
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.
June 22, 2016
401 S. Spring Street
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.
June 17, 2016
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.