Unsuccessful respondents (3)
Buyer for this procurement: Kent Clapsaddle, (815) 753-6107
State purchasing officer for this procurement: Lee Saulter
With regard to pricing: while the evaluation team found that Dell initially had the most aggressive pricing (with SHI coming in second), this does not hold true for either Dell or SHI after the first renewal period. ScholarBuys is the only vendor willing to keep pricing firm if NIU has a multi-year contract and the FTE Count remains even. NIU’s experience has shown that the FTE count does remain consistent from year to year.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
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.