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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
Exemption #r008763

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Renewal Info
Published Thursday August 26, 2021
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: National Public Radio
Amount: An estimated $230,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2023
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Potential Future Renewals: $370,000
The buyer for this procurement is now Lora Lidaywa , (309) 298-1819.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The University has taken into account 30 ILCS 575/8i of the BEP Act in conducting this renewal.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Monday April 22, 2019

National Public RadioBaltimore, MD

  • Amount: An estimated $300,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2019 through 9/30/2021
  • Renewals: 2 two-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $600,000

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Monday, April 22, 2019
The University awarded a contract for National Programming and Broadcasting Rights.
This is for Western Illinois University's radio station (WIUM), Macomb, IL.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for programming and broadcast license rights for university-operated radio and television stations(30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(7)) Tri States Public Radio is the NPR affiliate station for a large region of west-central Illinois, southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri; public radio broadcasts provide the best and in many cases the only access to high-quality news, information and cultural programming that is available. NPR also provides seamless integration of local and national content to the Tri States Public Radio website.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Bonnie Helms
Sherman Hall 227
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1819
FAX: (309) 298-1927

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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