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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
Bid #SMO131389
Invitation for Bid: New Cargo Vans with Trade-ins
Award InfoPublished Friday May 25, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Bill Jacobs Joliet, LLC, Joliet, IL
Amount: An estimated $71,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4
The State Purchasing Officer is Lee Saulter.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday May 17, 2012:

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

The University is requesting bids for 4 New 2011 or 2012 cargo vans along with trade-ins, per specifications.
For technical questions or questions regarding the trade-ins, call Bill Finucane, NIU Transportation Services, at 815-753-1558 or E-mail:

For additional information, contact:
Scott Olsen
Northern Illinois University
Office of Procurement Services
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-6111
FAX: (815) 753-6800
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals. This procurement will be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Solicitation documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office.

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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  • SMO131389.pdf (368 KB)