Eastern Illinois University awarded a contract for IBM networking equipment in the amount of $65,050 on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 . This is an emergency purchase of six multiprotocol switch services servers and MSS flash IBM cards for the Eastern Illinois University networking system. This emergency quick purchase was required due to the severely limited functionality of the EIU administrative and residential life networks. Serious disruption of network services has taken place and reliable network access has been denied to students, faculty, staff, enviromental control and electrical metering systems. This situation has compromised the ability of the University personnel to complete all facets of their daily functions. This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which immediate action was needed to prevent any disruption in University services.
(Submitted by , State Purchasing Officer.)