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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #C03-56017-0007M

Invitation for Bid: 8-passenger Extended Vans

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Tuesday February 18, 2003
All bids were rejected. A new bid document will be submitted with more refined specifications.
First published Tuesday January 14, 2003
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday January 30, 2003:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

for 8-passenger extended vans. Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking bids for three new model year 2003 8-passenger front wheel drive extended vans to meet the following minimum specifications:

  • Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Dodge, or University approved equal
  • To include all equipment advertised as standard
  • 7000 lb GVWR minimum
  • 127" minimum wheelbase
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Engine: 4.6 liter V-8
  • Transmission: Automatic 4-speed with overdrive
  • Tires: 5 conventional, passenger-type, front, rear and spare, P-metric radials
  • Power steering
  • Brakes: Power, front disc with four-wheel anti-lock
  • Battery: 600 CCA minimum, to be maintenance free type
  • Alternator: 105 amp minimum
  • Mirrors: Dual 6''''''''" x 9" foldaway
  • Gauges: Ampmeter, temperature, oil pressure
  • Driver and front passenger air bags
  • Comfort/convenience package: Full length headliner, full length floor mat, cloth seats, seat belts for each passenger, dual visors and arm rests, cigarette lighter and ash tray, interior or exterior tire mounting
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Doors: 2-side sliding type with vent glass, rear lift-type with fixed or vent-type glass
  • Radio: AM/FM/CD stereo with clock
  • Tilt wheel with cruise control
  • Fuel tank capacity: 31 gallon minimum
  • Intermittent wipers
  • Rear Window defroster
  • Front and rear air conditioning with rear auxiliary heater and deep tinted windows all glass
  • All necessary and applicable shop service manuals
  • Exterior color: Maroon or white
The University offers for trade-in consideration three 1996 Chevrolet Astro Vans, which may be inspected Thursday January 23, 2003 at the SIUC Travel Service Office between the hours of 9:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. CST

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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