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Northern Illinois University
RFP #BML118480
Request for Proposal: Discovery Tool Web Application for NIU Libraries
Award InfoPublished Thursday February 24, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Ex Libris Inc., Des Plaines, IL
Amount: $207,350
An estimated start date of 3/1/2011 through 6/30/2015
1 four-year
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 1
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 Monday November 8, 2010
The RFP opening date has been changed to Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM Local [NIU] Time. Please see Addendum #1 for additional information.
First published Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday December 8, 2010:

Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2870

This RFP is for a Vendor-hosted Metasearch Web Application Discovery Tool for NIU University Libraries. Among various other features and/or capabilities, the Discovery Tool should provide a simple, user-friendly search and retrieval experience, provide a method to library patrons to discover information in various formats (digital, print, subscription-based, etc.), and provide easy and intuitive administrative interface.

For additional information, contact:
Brent MacLeod
Phone: (815) 753-1676
Submit 8 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.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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