for video equipment for NIU's Convocation Center. All merchandise is to be new. No gray market, demonstration, or refurbished merchandise is acceptable. The individual products/items in this bid should only be quoted/bid as specified and should be the only products quoted/bid. No alternates or substitutions will be accepted (unless it is a case of a discontinued product and a direct manufacturer's replacement or a manufacturer's offering of a newer replacement model). However, accepting no alternates is in no way meant to be exclusionary. The reason for requesting vendors to bid only as specified (with no alternates) is the following: standardization of equipment, specific product features, serviceability, interchangeability and compatibility with existing merchandise on campus, system/component interfacing, and future concerns regarding possible system expansion.
(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)