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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
Bid #smo127661
Invitation for Bid: Optical Fibers
Award InfoPublished Thursday December 15, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Sidera Networks, LLC, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $260,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday November 14, 2011
The bid opening date has been changed to November 17, 2011.
First published Thursday, October 27, 2011
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday November 17, 2011:

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

Northern Illinois University is seeking a 10-year Indefeasible Right to Use (IRU) Agreement for two optical fibers that will originate from a handhole location at Lake and Clark Street in Chicago, Illinois, and terminate into 710 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois. NIU is also seeking pricing for 4 to 12 strands of fiber.
For any technical questions, contact Herb Kuryliw, Network and Technology Architect, at 815-753-7220.

For additional information, contact:
Scott Olsen
Phone: (815) 753-6111
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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