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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
RFP #K020718
Request for Proposal: Bus Transportation for Head Start Facilities
This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Wednesday May 16, 2018
No bids were received.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday May 7, 2018
K020718Amendment2 has been attached.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday April 23, 2018
K020718Amendment1 has been attached. Section 1.4 has been changed and the Bid Opening Date has been changed to May 15, 2018.
First published Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday May 15, 2018:

Procurement Services
900 South Normal Avenue
Woody Hall, Room 449, 4th Floor
Carbondale, IL 62901

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking responses to provide bus transportation to Head Start facilities in Carbondale, Marion, and Murphysboro, Illinois per specifications.
There will be a pre-bid meeting at the Carbondale Head Start office located at 1900 N. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois, on April 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM. The buses will be available for viewing at the facility at this time also.
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?s 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 check the State Board of Elections website for information on how to register. Please include your online certification with your bid response. See sample copy included within this bid package.
Please include your Illinois Procurement Gateway registration number. If you are not registered, you may register at It is highly recommended that you register with the Illinois Procurement gateway. You do not have to be registered at the time of bid opening to be in compliance.
PLEASE NOTE: The Procurement office will be relocating to 900 S. Normal Avenue, Woody Hall, Room 449, Carbondale, IL 62901. If you will be sending your response during the period of April 23rd-May 2nd, please contact Missy Carter at 618-453-5516 or at to confirm the delivery of your response. If you are planning on attending the public bid opening and delivering your response before 2:00, please give yourself plenty of time to locate parking for this new location.

For additional information, contact:
Robert Shultz
Phone: (618) 453-6717
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
Submit 4 copies of the response as defined in the specifications. The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. There is no BEP goal for this procurement.

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
  • K020718.pdf (1 MB)
  • K020718Amendment1.pdf (74 KB)
  • K020718Amendment2.pdf (1 MB)