University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1EJB16R0346730
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday July 7, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Rund Farms DBA Green Flame Energy, Pesotum, IL
Amount: An estimated $148,081.90
Terms:  One-time transaction
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 July 5, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The University awarded a contract for Biomass Boiler to Rund Farms DBA Green Flame Energy, Pesotum, IL, for an estimated $148,081.90.
The vendor will provide a 205kW biomass boiler capable of producing hot water for space heating from chopped biomass (Miscanthus). System will include the boiler, feedstock handling/conveyance mechanism, 2000 gallon hot water storage vessel, and associated control, pumps, and heat exchanger to achieve a functional heat system. Campus F&S Job Order Contracting (JOCS) will be responsible for the piping and associated equipment to convey the hot water produced from this system in this purchase to the end point for space heating of the greenhouse building at 4110 S. Race St. Urbana, IL.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the This is the only vendor that has been identified which can provide a biomass boiler capable of using chopped perennial grasses (Miscanthus) - the fuel source to be used in this project - as the primary source of feedstock fuel.

For additional information, contact:
Erin Bullok
212 Illini Plaza
1817. S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-9926
FAX: (217) 239-6877
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.

July 6, 2016
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
Fax:(217) 558-5407
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.

Registration Deadline:
July 1, 2016
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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.


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Sole Source Justification

  • 1EJB16R0346730Part1.pdf (326 KB)

Sole Source Justification Part 2

  • 1EJB16R0346730Part2.pdf (63 KB)

Conflict of Interest Document

  • COIReviewandDeterminationFormEricRund.pdf (185 KB)
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