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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
RFP #ER052908
Request for Proposal: Tape Backup Hardware and Services
Award InfoPublished Tuesday July 1, 2008
Awarded to:
Vendor: MSI Systems Integrators, Peoria, IL
Amount: $276,260.12
An estimated start date of 7/7/2008 through 6/30/2009
9 one-year
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 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 Thursday May 29, 2008
The bid opening date has been changed to May 30, 2008.
First published Monday, May 12, 2008
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday May 30, 2008:

Purchasing Office
117 Hovey Hall
Normal, IL 61790-1220

This RFP is issued in order to upgrade an existing tape backup solution to one that provides greater capacity, greater throughput, faster restoration times, enhanced backup capabilities and enhanced distributed administration.
A new solution will, if possible, leverage as much of the existing infrastructure as is practical and deliver an enterprise tape backup system that is appropriate for the University's distributed computing environment.

For additional information, contact:
Ernest Olson
Illinois State University
Campus Box 1220 Purchasing
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-5245
FAX: (309) 438-5555
Submit 6 copies of the response as defined in the specifications. 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. This procurement will be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals.

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