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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Bid #NB061419
Invitation for Bid: Dairy Products
Award Info Published Tuesday August 13, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Dean Dairy Holdings, LLC, Franklin Park, IL
Amount: An estimated $675,000
An estimated start date of 9/1/2019 through 8/31/2022
7 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,575,000
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 Friday June 14, 2019
The IFB submission due date has been extended to 2:00pm local time, Friday, June 21, 2019. Addendum #1 has posted.

See attached file:
This notice has been modified
Published Monday June 3, 2019
This modification is to remind vendors about the State of Illinois requirements for submitting a bid.

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First published Thursday, May 30, 2019
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Friday June 21, 2019:
At the following address:
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790
The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University is seeking Bids from qualified firms to Provide and Deliver wholesome dairy products in accordance with Federal, State and Local code to multiple Campus Dining Centers.


A voluntary pre-submission conference call will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Local Time. You may attend via telephone by calling into either (888) 822-7517 (USA Toll-Free) or (713) 353-0212 (USA Caller Paid/International Toll). Use access code 5604312 to join the teleconference.

This bid includes an aspirational BEP goal of 20%. Only vendors who have been certified by the bid deadline can contribute to the goal for purposes of responsiveness. A directory of certified BEP vendors is located at: 

A list of potential BEP certified contractors has been posted as file: NB061419_BEP_Vendor_List*

*This list represents Illinois State University's earnest effort to identify commodity codes that may be involved with this solicitation, and provide contact information for BEP certified vendors that self-identify as providing those commodity codes. It is attached here for the convenience of potential bidders, not as an official or comprehensive list of BEP certified vendors that are capable of meeting the solicitation requirements. For current and official BEP resources go to: 

For additional information, contact:
Nick Mullins
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-1946
FAX: (309) 438-5555
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.

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
  • NB061419.pdf (755 KB)
  • NB061419_Addendum01.pdf (94 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • BEP_Utilization_Plan.pdf (166 KB)
  • NB061419_BEP_Vendor_List.pdf (174 KB)
  • NB061419_State_Requirements_Reminder.pdf (363 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • NB061419_Bid_Tab.pdf (437 KB)
Waiver Document
  • NB061419_DeanFoods_BEPwaiver.pdf (27 KB)