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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
RFP #FR024271

Request for Proposal: Infrastructure Network Electronics

Award Info
Published Tuesday June 1, 2004
Awarded to:
Vendor:  STL Technology Partners, Bloomington, IL for network electronics portion & Storage Technology Corporation, Norcross, GA for storage area network portion
Amount:  $2,613,536.00 for network electronics portion and $1,339,433.52 for storage area network portion
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 13
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday March 25, 2004
Sealed responses will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday April 9, 2004:
Purchasing Department
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099

for voice video and data infrastructure network electronics and storage area network (SAN) .

This project consists of a campus wide network electronic upgrade servicing approximately 95 buildings within a 300 acre area. The storage area network project is to include a combination of storage hardware and software along with enterprise backup software and any related hardware to meet the University's current and forecasted data storage requirements.

Drawings, specifications and CD are on file for reference at the following location:

Facilities Planning & Management, Eastern Illinois University

Drawings, specifications and CD for this project may be obtained with a deposit of $200 per set from:

Teng & Associates, Inc.
205 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 3600
Chicago, Illinois 60601
312.616.0000 phone
312.616.6069 fax
Randy Robbie / Doc Parker / Pete Revel
Contractors who propose on this project will be reimbursed their $200 deposits.

All proposals from vendors/integrators must be on the 'Proposal Form' included in the Project Manual. Proposers must submit their proposals in accordance with the RFP instructions. The entire RFP form must be completed in order to be considered.

Proposal security in a dollar amount equal to five percent of the proposal submitted must accompany each RFP in accordance with the Instructions to Proposers. Each proposer must have completed the qualification requirements in accordance with the Instructions to Proposers. Statutory bonds for performance of the contract and for payment of mechanics and materials will be required in an amount equal to 100 percent of the accepted proposal.

RFP's will be held good and may not be withdrawn for a period of 90 calendar days from the date of receipt.

If applicable, all vendors/integrators must pay employees involved with construction on this project not less than the prevailing wage rate.

Eastern Illinois University specifically reserves the right to reject any or all RFP's and to waive any informalities in the selection and to accept RFP's which, in its judgment, will be for its own best interest.

Proposers are advised approximately 30 to 60 days may elapse between a vendor's submission of bill and the payment of such bill.

(Submitted by Jeff Cooley, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Kay McElwee
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Phone: (217) 581-7268
FAX: (217) 581-6015

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