Chicago State University
SoleSource #1340PP
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Monday July 2, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: SimplexGrinnell, Addison, IL
Amount: An estimated $87,337
An estimated start date of 7/1/2012 through 6/30/2013, 12 months
1 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $90,000
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 Thursday June 28, 2012
No renewal options with this procurement. This procurement will go out for re-bid in FY13.
First published Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The University awarded a contract for Fire Alarm Panel Service to SimplexGrinnell, Addison, IL, for an estimated $87,337.
The University is acquiring services from SimplexGrinnell because the current configuration of Fire Alarm Panels is 98 percent manufactured by the vendor. This also includes the peripherals associated with the panels. The vendor currently has the parts and trained service personnel to conduct the repairs to the system. In addition with the age of two of our eleven Simplex Fire Alarm Panels being over 20 years old, other vendors that I checked with do not have the parts or the knowledge to work on those panels. In the event of a fire panel or system malfunction, the vendor has direct access to newly manufactured replacement parts and knowledgeable technicians to install and repair. No renewal options and this procurement will be re-bid in FY13.
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.

June 20, 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:
June 18, 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 June 18, 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

  • 1340PPPart1.pdf (126 KB)

Public Hearing Documents

  • 1340PPPartII.pdf (234 KB)

Conflict of Interest Document

  • SimplexGrinnellfindiscl.pdf (277 KB)
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