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Chicago State University
Emergency Award #1822SH
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Final Amount
Published Wednesday October 24, 2018
Vendor: Foliot Furniture Pacific
Final Amount: $347,374.88
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Nicole Krneta Rogers.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Awarded Wednesday June 20, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Foliot Furniture Pacific, Las Vegas, NV
Amount: An estimated $345,611.84
Terms:
An estimated start date of 6/20/2018 through 7/30/2018
Renewals:
None
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The University awarded a contract for Dorm Room Furniture.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which immediate action was needed to prevent any disruption in University services.
The current student housing furniture is 20 years old and is past its useful life. In January 2018, CSU began the process of getting quotes and sample furniture from two IPHEC vendors and Foliot, a National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance vendor. The furniture from the IPHEC vendors was deemed inferior and was not a good value to Chicago State University. On May 3rd 2018, an attempt for a joint purchasing agreement was attempted for Foliot Furniture Pacific. Three weeks passed and there was no movement on having the joint purchasing agreement request reviewed. Therefore, on May 23rd, 2018 CSU posted an IFB for the furniture. Two bidders responded. Both bidders were within approximately 0.4% of each other in price. The second bidder could not meet the timeline requested. Therefore, Foliot Furniture Pacific was to be awarded the contract through the IFB process. However, both bidders were deemed non-responsive for not having formal BEP utilization plans. Foliot provided good faith effort information stating that 8% of the total of the value of the contract would be subcontracted to a BEP firm to cover the installation of the furniture. At this point, there is no time to put out another IFB to replace the furniture for the students of the University.

For additional information, contact:
Eric Cotton
9501 S King Drive
ADM 129
Chicago
IL, 60628
State Purchasing Officer - Nicole Krneta Rogers

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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  • EmergencyStatement.pdf (513 KB)