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Northern Illinois University
Bid #TEM95669
Invitation for Bid: Networking Equipment for NIUNet - Phase II
Award InfoPublished Monday June 16, 2008
Awarded to:
Vendor: QWest Communications Corporation, Chicago, IL
Amount: $182,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
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 RFP.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 1:30 PM, Wednesday May 28, 2008:

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

Northern Illinois University is expanding the NIUNet network and is seeking bids on new Ciena equipment for use at the University's Rockford and Hoffman Estates campuses. Product must be compatible to existing Ciena equipment, and therefore we are not seeking alternates. See the bid document for all requirements and specifications.

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. Solicitation documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office.

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