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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #K040119
Invitation for Bid: DTV Transmitter
Award Info Published Friday June 28, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: GatesAir, Mason, OH
Amount: An estimated $210,572.01
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0
Low bidder did not meet specifications in Section - their transmitter was heavier than specifications and Section 5.4.6 - the Southwick facility, which SIU would use the most does not have ISO accreditation. This award is pending administrative approval.
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 Wednesday May 1, 2019
Amendment #3 has been uploaded.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday April 26, 2019
Amendment #2 has been uploaded.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday April 23, 2019
The bid opening has been changed to May 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM, and questions and answers have been attached.
First published Monday, April 15, 2019
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Wednesday May 8, 2019:
At the following address:
Procurement Services
900 South Normal Avenue
Woody Hall, Room 449
Carbondale, IL 62901
Southern Illinois University Carbondale intends to purchase an ATSC 1.0 standard digital television transmitter. Specific details are included in this Invitation for Bid.
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 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. Failure to be in compliance at the time of bid opening may result in your bid being considered non-responsive.
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.

For additional information, contact:
Robert Shultz
Phone: (618) 453-6717
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
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. This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. There is no BEP goal for this procurement. 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
  • K040119.pdf (398 KB)
  • K040119Amendment1.pdf (70 KB)
  • K040119Amendment2.pdf (199 KB)
  • K040119Amendment3.pdf (77 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • K040119BidOpeningInformation.pdf (617 KB)
  • K040119DTVTransmitterOneBidderLetter.pdf (119 KB)