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Eastern Illinois University
Bid #EIU1602CED
Invitation for Bid: Lease Two Shuttle Buses
Award Info Published Friday April 8, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Southern Bus Mobility, Breese, IL
Amount: $59,099.44
An estimated start date of 8/8/2016 through 8/7/2018
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
Midwest Transit Equipment, Kankakee IL $66,200.00; Central States Bus Sales, Fenton MO $76,832.04; Best Bus Sales, Des Plaines IL $116,174.00, Best Bus Sales (Alternate bid) , Des Plaines IL $120,790.00
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Tom Sestak.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, February 19, 2016
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday March 8, 2016:

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

For additional information, contact:
Connie Downey
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Phone: (217) 581-7747
FAX: (217) 581-6015
State Purchasing Officer - Tom Sestak
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. This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. There is no BEP goal for this procurement.

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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