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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois Secretary of State
Bid #20IT026007VirtualTapeSystem

Invitation for Bid: Virtual Tape System Upgrade

Award Info Published Monday October 7, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Springfield, IL
Amount: An estimated $576,726
An estimated start date of 10/14/2019 through 6/30/2020
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0
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 Monday September 23, 2019
Amendment posted to address vendor questions and clarifications.
First published Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:30 PM, Thursday September 26, 2019:
At the following address:
501 S. 2nd Street
Rm 116 Howlett Bldg
Springfield, IL 62756
The Illinois Office of the Secretary of State (ILSOS) is soliciting bids from qualified vendors to upgrade our existing IBM Virtual Tape System (VTS) grid. We currently have an IBM TS7720 in our grid that is going out of service. The VTS must be able to interact with our existing IBM TS7760. Migration of the TS7720 to the TS7760 must be included. The system must interact with our z/OS implementation on the ILSOS z14 Enterprise Server. Amendment posted to address questions and clarifications.

For additional information, contact:
Kelly Mehring
501 S. 2nd Street
Rm 116 Howlett Bldg
Springfield, IL 62756
Phone: (217) 558-3744
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Solicitation documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office. There is no BEP goal for this procurement. The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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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  • AmendmentVirtualTapeUpgrade20IT026007.docx (17 KB)
  • FormsA.docx (650 KB)
  • FormsB.docx (52 KB)
  • IFB20IT026007VirtualTapeUpgrade.docx (276 KB)