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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
Bid #CD2020EIU

Invitation for Bid: Two Shuttle Busses

Award Info Published Thursday May 21, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Southern Bus Mobility, Breese, IL
Amount: An amount not to exceed $64,859.32
An estimated start date of 11/1/2020 through 10/31/2022
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2
Winning Bid: Southern Bus Mobility, Breese IL, $64,859.32. Other bids received: Creative Bus Sales, Elkhart IN, $93,800.00; Central States Bus Sales, Inc., Fenton MO, $133,463.28. A bid was received from Midwest Transit, Kankakee IL but did not meet the bidding bus requirements, only an alternate was submitted.
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 Wednesday April 15, 2020
Questions and answers, this along with the previous amendment are required documents. Be sure to sign and include in your bid submission.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday April 8, 2020
Attachment B containing sample graphics attached.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday April 7, 2020
The attached document lists specification modifications and clarifications. This document must be signed and returned with your bid.
First published Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday April 21, 2020:
At the following address:
Procurement, Disbursements & Contract Services
1135 Old Main
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Eastern Illinois University seeks bids for two new shuttle busses to be leased for a two year period.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Connie Downey
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Phone: (217) 581-7747
FAX: (217) 581-6015
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
There is no BEP goal for this procurement.
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.
This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval.

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
  • CD2020EIU.pdf (270 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • AttachmentB.pdf (1005 KB)
  • CD2020EIUAmend1.pdf (67 KB)
  • CD2020EIUQandA1.pdf (91 KB)
Waiver Document
  • CD2020EIUBEPWaiver.pdf (88 KB)