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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative

Request for Proposal: Virtualization & Data Center Modernization

Award Info Published Monday May 9, 2022

Hewlett Packard Enterprise CompanyPalo Alto, CA

  • Amount: An estimated $17,000,000
All dollar amounts are estimates only
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 5/9/2022 through 1/31/2024
  • Renewals: 1 four-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $21,000,000
  • This vendor has agreed to extend their offer to other state universities of Illinois.

Unsuccessful respondents (0)



1 total

1 successful respondent

0 unsuccessful respondents

0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Graham LaMontagne, (217) 300-6452

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Geno Marchizza

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 1, 2020
The Proposal Due Date has been changed to May 12, 2020 at 10am. Addendum 1 has been added with further details.
First published Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 10:00 AM, Tuesday May 12, 2020:
At the following address:
Nathan Sorensen, Director of Government Contracts
Midwest Higher Education Compact
105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 450
Minneapolis, MN 55401
The Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) is publishing this notice to provide additional procurement opportunity to vendors registered in the Public Higher Education Bulletin and to allow participation in the award subject to subsequent approval by the CPO. The Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC)invites the submission of sealed proposals for: Virtualization & Data Center Modernization (MHEC-RFP-03092020). Proposals are due by April 7, 2020 at 10am. For more information please contact: Mr. Nathan Sorensen Director of Government Contracts Midwestern Higher Education Compact 105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 450 Minneapolis, MN 55401 Phone: (612) 677-2767 E-mail:

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Graham LaMontagne
Phone: (217) 300-6452
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Geno Marchizza

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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  • MHECVirtualizationandDataCenterModernizationAddendum1.docx (2 MB)
  • MHECVirtualizationandDataCenterModernizationRFPMarch202003092020.docx (191 KB)
  • PublicPostingIllinois.docx (22 KB)