Southern Illinois University Carbondale awarded a contract for automotive repair parts in the
amount of $15,000 on
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
. The University has a current contract with Vogler Motor Company d/b/a NAPA of Carbondale, Illinois that will expire December 31, 2005.
A request for quotation was initiated in September, 2005 and three competitive bids were received--all of which were rejected by the University because it was determined from the wide variance in pricing that the bidders were not basing their pricing on "similar and like" parts specified in the bid document.
The University is currently in the process of issuing a RFP with sufficient evaluation criteria to meet the University?s needs, which will be advertised in early January 2006 and awarded prior to February 28, 2006. This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which it was necessary to extend an existing contract for such period of time as was needed to conduct a competitive method of source selection where terminating or allowing the contract to terminate would not have been advantageous to the University.
(Submitted by Kevin Bame, State Purchasing Officer.)