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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #C13390-0033M

Invitation for Bid: a handicapped van

Award Info
Published Wednesday October 23, 2002
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Foley Sweitzer Ford, Benton, IL,
Amount:  $41,448
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.
First published Wednesday September 18, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday October 8, 2002:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

for a handicapped van (Bid # C13390-0033M). Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking bids from qualified vendors for the purchase of 1 new model year 2003 Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge or University approved handicap equipped van to meet the following specifications:

  • Standard body, windows throughout
  • 8700# GVWR w/one ton chassis minimum
  • 5.4 L V8 gasoline engine minimum
  • Heavy duty 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with overdrive
  • Swing-out 60/40 side doors
  • Front and rear air conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo w/clock
  • Two high back front bucket seats
  • Vinyl seating
  • 130 amp alternator minimum
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Independent front suspension w/coil springs
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Rear Hypoid drive axle w/2 stage multi-leaf springs
  • Power assist steering
  • Power front disc/rear drum brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Front/rear argent painted bumpers w/rear step bumper
  • Graphite bodyside moldings
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Intermittent wipers
  • Side window defoggers
  • Driver and front passengere airbags
  • Brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Rear door child security lock
  • Side-guard door beams
  • Color: White or maroon
Wheelchair lift platform as follows:
  • Braun 918 FIB series ADA compliant wheelchair platform lift
  • 58" upper side swing door extensions
  • Millennium 20 fiberglass sport top, to include steel reinforcement cage, insulation, custom interior headliner to retain factory rear A/C vents and controls and painted to match vehicle body color
  • Custom wheelchair floor, black transit rubber and plywood sub-floor
  • Transmission interlock system
  • Sure-Lok crash tested 4-point wheelchair securement tie down systems to include lap and shoulder belts (three station minimum)
  • 33" x 51" platform
  • Width: 45 1/4"
  • Height: 54 3/4"
  • Floor to ground: 42"
  • Door opening height: 57 3/4" minimum
  • Static load of 2400#, lift must have 800# rated lifting capacity
  • Power supply: 12V Electric hydraulic system operating two single acting cylinders
  • Swithching system used to regulate platform movement shall be activated by a single arm mounted cam lever
  • Manual back-up system
  • Automatic roll stop
The University offers one each 1990 Ford handicap equipped van for trade in. The trade-in may be inspected on Tuesday October 1, 2002 at the SIUC Travel Service Office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

A contract will be awarded 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. 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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