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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #H032222

Invitation for Bid: Fresh Produce

Award Info Published Friday June 24, 2022

Cusumano & Sons, Inc.Mt. Vernon, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $375,000
This is the estimated amount the department expects to spend over the two year contract period.
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2022 through 6/30/2024
  • Renewals: None

Unsuccessful respondents (2)



3 total

1 successful respondent

2 unsuccessful respondents

1 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Eric Massey, (618) 453-6715

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Steve Todt

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 Tuesday April 26, 2022
Addendum 3 is attached. This has the formula for calculating the total column.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday April 21, 2022
The bid opening date has been changed to May 3, 2022. Attached is Addendum 2, which includes pre-bid meeting minutes, attendee sheets, and Attachment A - a new pricing sheet.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday April 12, 2022
The bid opening date has been changed to April 27, 2022.
First published Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday May 3, 2022:
At the following address:
Procurement Services
900 South Normal Avenue
Woody Hall, Room 449
Carbondale, IL 62901
The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (University) requests responses from responsible vendors to meet its needs. A brief description is set forth below, with detailed requirements in subsequent sections of this solicitation. If you are interested and able to meet these requirements, the University appreciates and welcomes a response. Brief Description: Supply fresh produce to Lentz and Trueblood Dining Halls at Culinary & Nutrition Services as outlined in the documentation for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024.
Registration for conducting business with the State of Illinois: (30 ILCS 500/20-43) Sec. 20-43. Bidder or offeror authorized to do business in Illinois. In addition to meeting any other requirement of law or rule, a person (other than an individual acting as a sole proprietor) may qualify as a bidder or offeror under this Code only if the person is a legal entity authorized to do business in Illinois prior to submitting the bid, offer, or proposal. The legal entity must be authorized to transact business or conduct affairs in Illinois prior to execution of the contract. Do not confuse this requirement with the Board of Elections certification. You may register to do business at
If you do $50,000 worth of business annually with the State of Illinois, including the state universities, you are required to register with the State Board of Elections and obtain from them a certificate confirming your registration. If it is discovered that the vendor is non-compliant, but made a good faith effort to comply with registration efforts prior to the date the bid or offer is due, a chief procurement officer may provide the bidder 5 business days to achieve compliance. A chief procurement officer may extend the time to prove compliance by as long as necessary in the event that there is a failure within the State Board of Elections registration system. Responses to Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information, and all other types of procurement solicitations are included in the calculation of this $50,000 annual amount, whether you receive a resulting award or not. If you do less than $50,000 worth of business annually, you may be exempt from the registration requirement.
Please include your Illinois Procurement Gateway registration number. If you are not registered, you may register at It is highly recommended that your register with the Illinois Procurement Gateway. You do not have to be registered at the time of bid opening to be in compliance.
There will be a pre-submission conference scheduled for this solicitation on March 31, 2022 at 10:00am located at the Student Services Building, 4th Floor, 1263 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. We will discuss the State of Illinois requirements and BEP/Veteran goals. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you attend the pre-submission conference.
NOTE: You must submit either Form A or Form B in your response. You must submit the Utilization plan with your response. You must be registered with the Illinois State Board of Elections prior to the bid opening date. Failure to register with the ISBE by bid opening date and failure to submit Form A or Form B and the Utilization plan will result in your bid being considered non-responsive.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jeffrey Holmes
Southern Illinois University
900 S. Normal Avenue
Woody Hall, 4th Floor
Cabondale, IL 62901
Phone: (618) 453-4753
FAX: (618) 453-6714
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
There is a 30 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
There is a 3 percent Veteran-owned business goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.
The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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Specification Documents
  • H032222FreshProduce.pdf (866 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • H032222Addendum1.pdf (6 KB)
  • H032222Addendum2.pdf (2 MB)
  • H032222Addendum3.pdf (6 KB)
  • H032222UtilizationPlan.pdf (2 MB)
Public Opening Documents
  • H032222BidOpeningInfo.pdf (570 KB)
Waiver Document
  • H032222BEPWaiverForm.pdf (1 MB)
Bid Tabulation
  • H032222BidSummary.pdf (13 KB)