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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Chicago State University
RFP #1260TEL
Request for Proposal: 1260TEL CSU Network Infrastructure
Award InfoPublished Monday June 4, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Sentinel Technologies, Warrenville, IL
Amount: An estimated $1,221,708
Section: Network Infra (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 3
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, April 19, 2012
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 11:00 AM, Wednesday May 9, 2012:

Cook Administration Building, Room 208
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628

Chicago State University (CSU) is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified firms to provide edge and core switches to upgrade its network infrastructure. CSU is also requesting an accompanied warranty and service contract for the first year; with a five one-year renewal contract for maintenance, service, and support for the purchased equipment. The selected firm is to provide a recommended topology for the network infrastructure. The selected vendor will partner with the CSU in the acquisition of state of the art, high performance network switches that places CSU’s network at the forefront of Ethernet technology. There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 9:30am in the Douglas Hall Bldg, Room 122A. No one will be allowed entry after 9:45am. If you do not attend the mandatory pre-bid conference, your responses will be deemed non-responsive and will not be further considered.

For additional information, contact:
Charon Frazier-Parks
Chicago State University
Cook Administration Building, Room 111
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628-1598
Phone: (773) 995-3875
Submit 6 copies of the response as defined in the specifications. The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents. This procurement will be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals.

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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Specification Documents
  • RFP1260.pdf (448 KB)
  • RFP1260TELAddendum.pdf (69 KB)
  • RFP1260TELAddendum2.pdf (189 KB)
  • RFP1260TELFinalQuestions.pdf (274 KB)
  • RFP1260TELPRE-BIDCONF.pdf (262 KB)
  • SwitchandClosetTopology.pdf (76 KB)