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Northern Illinois University
Bid #jmt16JuiceProgram
Invitation for Bid: Dispensed Juice Program - Product, Machinery & Srv
Award Info Published Friday May 27, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Nestle / Vitality, Wheeling, IL
Amount: An estimated $125,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2017
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1
The University reserves the right to amend this agreement to increase the dollar obligation and/or quantities, and/or extend the time period of the term, as needed 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, April 19, 2016
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday May 24, 2016:

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

This sealed bid is designed to select the distributor to furnish and deliver juice products, freight included, F.O.B. Northern Illinois University in accordance with referenced specifications for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Vendor's product delivery will be to Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115-2828. Award will include the consideration of uniformity of hook-up as well as quality, machinery, service, low price and other details in the best interest of the University. Machinery and Service will be for each University Dining Unit, and to include any new accounts put into operation during the term of the contract. The University currently has five dining facilities all with separate delivery locations. The University serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as many other functions throughout the entire year. List of products required is included with this bid. Additional items may be added during the supply period as deemed necessary or requested by the University. Orders will be for multiple releases, as needed, throughout the fiscal year (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017).

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 - Pamela Amoako
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. Solicitation documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office. There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details. The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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
  • jmt16JuiceProgram.docx (4 MB)
  • jmt16JuiceProgram.xlsx (14 KB)
  • W9_December2014.pdf (116 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • BidTabjmt16JuiceProgram.pdf (67 KB)