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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
RFP #BP017408
Request for Proposal: Telecommunications Consultant
Award Info Published Wednesday September 30, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Client First Consulting Group, Shaumburg, IL
Amount: An amount not to exceed $90,025
An estimated start date of 10/1/2015 through 12/31/2016
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 2
Two vendors did not meet administrative compliance (certifications/disclosures, legal entity registered with Illinois Secretary of State, etc...).
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday July 14, 2015
Amendment 2 is attached. The bid opening date will remain the same at July 22, 2015.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday July 8, 2015
Amendment 1 is attached. The bid opening date has changed to July 22, 2015.
First published Monday, June 15, 2015
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday July 22, 2015:

Procurement, Disbursements & Contract Services
1135 Old Main
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099

Eastern Illinois University, Information Technology Services (ITS), wishes to engage the services of an expert in a Cisco network environment in the field of Voice Communications Systems, and Voice over IP (VoIP) to serve as a consultant in the procurement of a new state-of-the-art campus telephone system.

For additional information, contact:
Susan Propst
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 581-5998
FAX: (217) 581-6015
State Purchasing Officer - Tom Sestak
Submit 7 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. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.

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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  • BP017408.pdf (271 KB)
  • BP017408amendment1.pdf (30 KB)
  • BP017408amendment2.pdf (14 KB)