Chicago State University
SoleSource #1504LIB
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday May 14, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: EBSCO Subscription Services, Birmingham, AL
Amount: An amount not to exceed $164,888.27
An estimated start date of 5/15/2015 through 12/31/2015, 8 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
Published Tuesday May 12, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, April 24, 2015
The University awarded a contract for Subscriptions to EBSCO Subscription Services, Birmingham, AL, for an amount not to exceed $164,888.27.
Library periodical subscriptions for student and faculty research.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the majority of the needed periodical titles are exclusively available through EBSCO.

For additional information, contact:
Sheena Aikens
Chicago State University
9501 South King Drive
ADM 208
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (773) 821-2833
FAX: (773) 995-4492
State Purchasing Officer - Aaron M. Finder

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.

May 13, 2015
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

If you cannot attend the meeting in-person at the primary location, you may attend via audio or video conference, as available, at one of the optional locations.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-036
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
Fax:(217) 558-5407
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.

Registration Deadline:
May 8, 2015
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
Fax:(217) 558-5407

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.


To obtain any of the following documents, please log into your Bulletin account.

Sole Source Justification

  • 1504LIBPart1.pdf (252 KB)

Sole Source Justification Part 2

  • 1504LIBPart2.pdf (54 KB)

Conflict of Interest Document

  • 2015EBSCOFinancialDisclosures_.pdf (425 KB)
  • SignedDisclosureReplacementForm.pdf (58 KB)
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