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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
RFP #61901RLC

Request for Proposal: electrical energy and management services

Award Info
Published Tuesday January 22, 2002
Awarded to:
Vendor:  AES New Energy, Chicago, IL,
Amount:  $3,516,400
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 2
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday June 4, 2001
Sealed responses will be accepted at the address below until 1:30 PM, Tuesday June 19, 2001:
Lowden Hall, Room 107
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2870

for electrical energy and electrical energy management services (Request # 61901RLC).

The University is seeking providers of electrical energy and electrical energy management services for the main campus and all designated locations, be they owned, leased or rented, for the period beginning July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002 and, at the University's option, for four additional one-year terms; and, again at the University's option, to extend any agreement established from this RFP for five additional one-year terms beginning July 1, 2006.

Each renewal year will be subject to an annual review of the prior year's activity, rate structure to be used for the new year, satisfaction with vendor's services and programs for the current year, and satisfaction with the vendor's performance and rate structure. The University also operates satellite facilities located in Hoffman Estates, Oregon, Rockford, Naperville and around the DeKalb and Sycamore areas. Two major buildings will be going on-line in the Fall 2002 term, including a new 10,000 seat, multi-purpose arena/sports facility and a new College of Business building.

Along with prices and rates offered, respondents should include with their proposals information regarding renewal options and related cost management concepts; energy conservation programs available; voluntary curtailment options; performance contracting opportunities and experience with such; background information on the firm and its financial strengths and key personnel to be assigned to the University account; experience with alternative energy programs, such as co-gen operations, alternative fuels, etc; references for up to five current customers of similar size and complexity; and any other information about the firm and its abilities to meet the University's needs and requirements. (Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Bob Caswell
Phone: (815) 753-6106

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