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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
RFP #GR060216
Request for Proposal: Beverage Program
Award Info Published Friday August 26, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA
Amount: An estimated $1,200,000
An estimated start date of 9/1/2016 through 8/31/2021
1 five-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,400,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 0
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Constance Ratliff.
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 June 2, 2016
The document with answers to vendor's questions has been attached. See attachment GR060216Add2QnAUpdated. This replaces in its entirety document GR060216Add2QnA that was previously attached.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday May 17, 2016
The RFP opening date has been changed to June 14, 2016. See the attached GR060216Add1 document.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday May 11, 2016
This modification is to provide a reminder to vendors about State of Illinois requirements for submitting a bid. See the attached file GR060216StateofIllinoisRequirementsReminder.docx
First published Monday, May 9, 2016
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday June 14, 2016:

Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790

The University Dining Services is seeking proposals for a beverage program supplier beginning July 1, 2016. The desire is for the initial term to be five years with one five year renewal option. The partnership will include pouring rights and sales of packaged beverages. The university desires to contract a primary supplier for carbonated post mix fountain beverages, carbonated bottled drinks, juice products, water, enhanced water, isotonic drinks, bottled flavored teas and bottled coffee drinks.

For additional information, contact:
Gary Duffy
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-7611
FAX: (309) 438-5555
State Purchasing Officer - Tom Sestak
Submit 2 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 may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. 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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Specification Documents
  • GR060216Add1.docx (41 KB)
  • GR060216Add2QnA.docx (62 KB)
  • GR060216Add2QnAUpdated.docx (62 KB)
  • GR060216Beverage.docx (293 KB)
  • GR060216StateofIllinoisRequirementsReminder.docx (12 KB)