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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #R39276
Invitation for Bid: Alcatel Lucent Network Switch Maintenance Services
Award InfoPublished Monday May 23, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Melsernet, Indianapolis, IN
Amount: $43,378
An estimated start date of 7/1/2011 through 6/30/2012
2 one-year
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.
First published Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Thursday April 21, 2011:

Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

Northeastern Illinois University is requesting sealed bids for the annual maintenance of its Alcatel Lucent network switches located at all University campuses. The scope of service includes hardware and software support for production switches. The maintenance period is from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, with two one-year options to renew at the discretion of the University.
Detailed specifications are provided in the attached bid document. The award will be based on bidder’s conformance to specification, certification from the manufacturer of the equipment (Alcatel Lucent) stating that the Vendor is certified to service the specified equipment, experience in providing the specified services, ability to meet delivery date, and the lowest total delivered cost of service.

For additional information, contact:
Tom Hutchings
Phone: (773) 442-5302
FAX: (773) 442-5314
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. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals. Solicitation documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office.

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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  • R39276.pdf (238 KB)