K-12 Statewide Database.

Notice Number: 182339521
Date Posted: 2/5/2024
Comments Due: 2/12/2024
at 2:00 PM current Mountain Time.

The Utah Procurement Code provides that a procurement may be made without competition when the University determines that there is only one source that can reasonably meet the University’s need for the required supply or service, as described in Utah Code Ann. § 63G-6a-802.

The Purchasing Department has received the following request for sole source procurement:

Product and/or Service to be purchased: Additional K-12 Database Access by Gale: Gale in Context: High School  Gale in Context Global Issues  Gale Presents: National Geographic Kids
Sole Source Supplier: Gale: Cengage Learning
Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: 2/12/2024
Buyer Name: Ammi Aldous
Sole Source Justification: This Sole Source request is to license additional functionality for Gale, improving the basic functionality in the current statewide Library Database System purchased from Gale. This system is licensed by the University’s UETN on behalf of all USHE, K-12, and Libraries in Utah. These database enhancements from Gale are fully integrated with the current system. The added functionality of Gale in Context High School and Global Issues and national geographic kids is uniquely available from this single supplier. This agreement will be adding these 3 3 products as additional tool to our current Gale Agreement. These tools are proprietary to Gale and not offered from any other supplier.

This sole source will have a duration thought June 2024 and will cost over $50,000.

Submit comments regarding this notice of sole source procurement by filling out the form below prior to the “Comments Due Date” indicated above:

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