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Northern Illinois University
Bid #TEM109384
Invitation for Bid: Network Equipment
Award InfoPublished Monday September 14, 2009
Awarded to:
Vendor: QWest Communications, Chicago, IL
Amount: $196,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0
The University reserves the right to amend this agreement to increase the dollar obligation and/or quantities, and/or to extend the time period of the term, as needed and as per the terms and conditions outlined in this bid.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday September 9, 2009:

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

Northern Illinois University seeks bids on Ciena equipment to upgrade the current Ciena Equipment Network in use on the university's campuses. Compatibility with the existing equipment is paramount for interfacing of new unit upgrades and the running of applications in residence on the network.

For additional information, contact:
Tom Miller
Phone: (815) 753-6107
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.

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

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