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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
RFP #11981SAN

Request for Proposal: Storage Area Network

Award Info
Published Friday December 7, 2007
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA
Amount:  $265,091.55
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 9
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday August 27, 2007
Sealed responses will be accepted at the address below until 1:00 PM, Thursday September 20, 2007:
Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
Northeastern Illinois University is accepting proposals to implement an enterprise Storage Area Network (SAN) solution that will be deployed at the University to replace the current SAN. The scope of the proposal shall include all hardware, software and professional services associated with the installation of the SAN. Installation will take place in the University's primary data center located at 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625.

Specifications are provided in the RFO document files. Technical questions should be submitted in writing by e-mail only to Mr. Sergey Chernov, Assistant Director of IT Strategic Planning, at Questions will be accepted through September 7, 2007 until 5:00 pm CST. Answers to written questions will be posted thereafter to

Questions regarding the procurement process must be directed in writing via e-mail only to Mr. Robert Filipp, Director of Purchasing, at
For additional information, contact:
Robert Filipp
Phone: (773) 442-5308
FAX: (773) 442-5314
Submit three 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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