Chicago State University
SoleSource #1299MD
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Tuesday June 5, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Steinway Piano Gallery, Elmhurst, IL
Amount: $83,395
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday May 30, 2012
First published Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The University awarded a contract for Steinway Grand Concert Piano to Steinway Piano Gallery, Elmhurst, IL, for $83,395.
The University is replacing the 9' concert grand Steinway piano in Breakey Theater. The current piano is 40 years old and no longer holds tune. This piano was already rebuilt once during the 40 years and is past its usable life expectancy for a piano utilized for institutional use. With proper care, we expect the new piano to last 30-40 years.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

For additional information, contact:
Janet Ali
Chicago State University
Cook Administration Building
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628-1598
Phone: (773) 995-4443

A public hearing will be held at which interested parties may 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 panel will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. Interested parties wishing to comment for or against the determination may do so in writing or in person. If you wish to testify, prior registration is requested to ensure adequate time is allowed for all parties.

May 9, 2012
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 349C
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

If you wish to testify in person, a university location may be made available upon request. Please contact the Hearing Contact listed below.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Jenny Shourd
Phone:(217) 524-7020
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
May 7, 2012
Register with:
Jenny Shourd
Phone:(217) 524-7020

Written comments may be submitted in lieu of or in addition to oral testimony. All such comments shall be considered public record and open to review by the public. Written comments must be received no later than May 7, 2012.

Any party who wishes to testify must register in advance to guarantee an opportunity to testify. Individuals who have not registered in advance may be heard, time permitting, at the discretion of the Hearing Officer. An individual will be heard only once on a particular item.

Proceedings from the meeting will be available for download following the hearing date.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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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Sole Source Justification

  • 1299MD.pdf (151 KB)
  • SoleSourceSteinway.pdf (247 KB)

Public Hearing Documents

  • 1299MDPartII.pdf (151 KB)

Conflict of Interest Document

  • FinancialDisclosure.pdf (528 KB)
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