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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
RFP #JMT07012018
Request for Proposal: Apparel Sponsorship Agreement/Intrclgt Athletics
This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Monday May 21, 2018
Non-award/Cancellation has been determined to be in the best interest of Northern Illinois University.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday March 7, 2018
Opening date changed to March 15, 2018. Addendum #2 has been issued.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday February 22, 2018
Addendum #1 issued.
First published Friday, February 16, 2018
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday March 15, 2018:

Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828

NIU Intercollegiate Athletics requires team athletic apparel, footwear and accessories for its 17 men's and women's sports programs, coaches, administrative staff and support staff on an annual basis, and wishes to enter into an athletic apparel sponsorship agreement with an apparel provider who can outfit all 17 sports programs and any athletic programs that may emerge during the term of the contract, who can offer the University the best quality merchandise at the most advantageous pricing structure, and who can offer the University the best overall athletic apparel sponsorship package. The University is also requesting discounted pricing to be extended to NIU Athletics' Sports Camps, as well as to other NIU units (e.g. campus bookstore) and other NIU departments, as needed, including the NIU Alumni Association. Therefore, this Request for Proposal (RFP) is for vendors to provide an Athletic Apparel Sponsorship Package for Northern Illinois University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, that may be extended to NIU Athletics' Sports Camps, as well as to NIU auxiliary units and NIU departments, as needed, including the NIU Alumni Association, as presented in this RFP, its general terms & conditions, specifications & pricing pages, and required forms, for an initial five-year period of coverage, and with renewal options of up to an additional five years of coverage, to be determined at the discretion of the University.

For additional information, contact:
Jean Ann Thomas
Northern Illinois University
Procurement Services
109 Lowden Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-9558
FAX: (815) 753-6800
State Purchasing Officer - Nicole Krneta Rogers
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Proposal documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.

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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Specification Documents
  • RFPJMT07012018APPARELAddendum1.pdf (125 KB)
  • RFPJMT07012018APPARELAddendum2.pdf (47 KB)
  • RFPJMT07012018_APPAREL.pdf (2 MB)
  • W9_Nov2017.pdf (127 KB)