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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
RFP #BX022188R1

Request for Proposal: CART and VRI services

Change Order
Published Friday March 4, 2022
Vendor: Alternative Communication Services, LLC
Change Order Amount: $0
Alternative Communication Services, LLC was acquired by Ai-Media Technologies LLC. All Financial Interest, Obligations and Duties are being assigned to Ai-Media Technologies LLC.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Monday February 1, 2021

Alternative Communication Services, LLCLombard, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $267,784
CART $98/hr., VRI $85/hr. total cost dependent on number of students requesting services
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2023
  • Renewals: 2 three-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $900,000

Unsuccessful respondents (4)



5 total

1 successful respondent

4 unsuccessful respondents

0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Susan Propst, (217) 581-5998

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Constance Ratliff

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 Thursday October 8, 2020
Amendment 1 is now posted and becomes part of the solicitation. The bid opening date remains the same at October 16, 2020.
First published Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Friday October 16, 2020:
At the following address:
Procurement, Disbursements & Contract Services
1135 Old Main
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
The University is seeking qualified firms to provide services on an as needed basis, for students who do not use sign language or when we are unable to secure a qualified on-site sign language interpreter. The selected vendors will provide service in one or more of the following areas: Remote Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART),Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Susan Propst
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 581-5998
FAX: (217) 581-6015
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
Submit 1 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 may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.
There is no BEP goal for this procurement.
The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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
  • BX022188R1amendment1.pdf (194 KB)
  • BX022188R1CARTVRIRFP.pdf (452 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • AssignmentACSAIMedia.pdf (682 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • BX022188R1openingdocument.pdf (1 MB)
Waiver Document
  • BX022188R1BEPWaiver.pdf (606 KB)