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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #C-03-13390-0021M

Invitation for Bid: Vehicles

Award Info
Published Thursday September 19, 2002
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Dennison Corporation, Bloomington, IL
Amount:  $61,635
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 2
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 Wednesday September 4, 2002
The bid opening has been changed to Tuesday, September 17, 2002. Addendum #1 dated 9/04/02 amended specifications to read "New Model 2002 or 2003", and extended the bid opening to 9/17/02.
First published Thursday August 22, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday September 17, 2002:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

for vehicles. Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking bids from qualified vendors to supply three each Model Year 2003 Toyota Prius Hybrid sedans to include all equipment advertised as standard and to meet the following minimum specifications:

  • Gasoline engine: Aluminum double overhead cam, 16-valve VVT-I, 4-cylinder, 1.5 liter
  • Multi point EFE w/electronic throttle control system
  • Electronic ignition system
  • Super ultra low emissions
  • Electric motor: Permanent magnet
  • Sealed nickel-metal hydride battery, 228 1.2v cells
  • Transmission: Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission
  • Front suspension: Independent MacPherson strut w/stabilizer bar
  • Rear suspension: Torsion beam w/stabilizer bar
  • Rack and pinion steering w/electric power assist
  • Brakes: Power assisted ventilated front disc/rear drum w/standard ABS & regenerative braking
  • Wheelbase: 100" minimum
  • 11.9 gallon fuel tank minimum
  • Tires: P175/65R14 low rolling resistance
  • Liquid crystal multi-information display panel w/energy monitoring, outside temperature and audio status modes
  • Factory installed cruise control
  • Intermittent wipers
  • Factory installed daytime running lights
  • Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side impact air bags
  • 5-passenger seating
  • AM/FM stereo radio
  • Air conditioning
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Power door locks and windows
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Rear window defroster
  • Hybrid related component warranty (HV Battery, battery control module, hybrid control module, and inverter w/converter) 8-years, 100,000 miles
  • All necessary and applicable shop service manuals
  • Color: Maroon or white

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 Cathy Hagler, State Purchasing Officer.)

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

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