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Illinois Math and Science Academy
Bid #IMSA0908
Invitation for Bid: Laptops and Tablet PCs.
Award InfoPublished Tuesday March 31, 2009
Awarded to:
Vendor: Sterling Computers, Sioux City, IA
Amount: $68,007.60
Terms:  One-time transaction
Vendor: GovConnection, Merrimack, NH
Amount: $27,640
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5
Sterling Computers was awarded sections A & B of the bid package. The three low bidders for section A & B did not meet the specifications. Two did not bid the specified screen size for the tablets and one did not meet the minimum requirements for memory, hard drive, and operating system. All of these requirements are critical to our use of the tablets. GovConnection was the low bidder on sections C & D.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday March 18, 2009:

Attn: Fiscal Office
1500 West Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506-1000

Vendor will provide Laptops and Tablet PCs meeting the specifications.

For additional information, contact:
Tim Klomhaus
Phone: (630) 907-5045
FAX: (630) 907-5918
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.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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