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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #C-02-56017-0004M

Invitation for Bid: a dump truck

Award Info
Published Thursday January 10, 2002
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Truck Centers, Inc. of Troy, IL,
Amount:  $58,799
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 15
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday November 30, 2001
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday December 20, 2001:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

for a dump truck (Bid # C-02-56017-0004M). Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking bids for one new single axle dump truck/snow plow to meet the following minimum specifications:

  • 177" wheelbase, minimum
  • 2000 or newer model year
  • Power windows and locks
  • 14,000# Front axle and springs
  • 21,000# Rear axle and multi leaf springs
  • Air conditioning
  • Chrome front bumper
  • Front tow hooks
  • Engine: 250 HP diesel(minimum)
  • MD3560WR 6 speed automatic transmission
  • 11R22.5 14 ply tires
  • 33,000# GVWR minimum
  • 4-leaf auxiliary rear spring
  • 5.57 21000# RS-21-145 axle
  • Air brakes ABS
  • Moisture ejectors, non-heated
  • Brake air dryer
  • Wheel seals , Mineral oil front
  • Engine block heater
  • Battery: two 12V 900 CCA
  • Dual 50 gallon step fuel tanks
  • Rear shock absorbers
  • AM/FM Stereo radio with CD and Cassette
The bed and snow removal equipment must meet the following specifications:
  • 12 ft Heil dump bed
  • Cab shield
  • 3/16" floor
  • 36" sides
  • 47" tailgate
  • Central hydraulic systen
  • Hot Shift PTO
  • Valve enclosure
  • 11 ft Plow with power reverse
  • Pneumatic casters
  • Rear spreader with controls
  • Strobe package
  • Imron paint
The University offers for trade-in, one 1991 Ford dump truck, which may be inspected Thursday December 13, 2001, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the SIUC Travel Service office. An award will be made to the lowest bidder meeting specifications and conditions.

The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids or parts thereof. Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid/RFP documents. Contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Bidding documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all bid proposals.

(Submitted by Pamela Brandt, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Pat Cook
Phone: (618) 453-5751
FAX: (618) 453-6714

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