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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #C13390-0096M

Invitation for Bid: six 2001 passenger vans

Award Info
Published Wednesday April 18, 2001
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Vogler Motor Company, Carbondale, IL,
Amount:  $96,771
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 5
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday March 22, 2001
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday April 10, 2001:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

for six 2001 passenger vans (Bid # C13390-0096M). Southern Illinois University Carbondale wishes to purchase the following new model year 2001 vehicles: five 15-passenger vans, and one 12-passenger van to meet the following minimum specifications:

  • Current State of Illinois safety lane inspection prior to delivery
  • 15 passenger seating capacity for five of the vehicles, and 12 passenger seating for one of the vehicles, extended van for both vehicles
  • One-ton chassis
  • 8-cylinder, 5.4L engine minimum
  • GVWR 8700 lbs minimum
  • Automatic transmission with overdrive
  • Front/Rear antilock brake system
  • AM/FM/Cassette Radio with clock
  • Power steering, power brakes
  • Cruise control, factory installed
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Intermittent windshield wipers
  • Driver/passenger side air bag system
  • Vinyl seats/vinyl flooring
  • Front/rear air conditioning and heating
  • Daytime running lights
  • Heavy duty battery
  • Tires: 4LT, 245/75R16 BSW with standard equipment spare
  • Dual fuel tanks, or single tank with 30 gallon minimum capacity
  • All necessary and applicable service shop manuals
The following vehicles will be available for trade-in inspection on April 2, 2001 between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm at the Travel Service office:
  • One 1997 Ford 15-Passenger van
  • One 1993 Chevrolet 15-passenger van
  • Two 1995 Chevrolet 15-passenger van
  • Two 1996 Ford 15-passenger van
All bidders must indicate on whether their bids do not meet (or) exceed any or all of the listed specifications. The contract will be awarded to the lowest bidder meeting specifications and conditions. The University reserves the right to award multiple contracts relating to this RFQ if it is determined to be in the best interest of the University.

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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