An addendum has been added and questions and answers have been provided.
First published Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Thursday July 23, 2020:
At the following address:
900 South Normal Avenue
Woody Hall, Room 449
Carbondale, IL 62901-0000
Southern Illinois University is seeking a contract for ISDN and PRI services.
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 http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/business_services/howdoi.html
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
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 https://ipg.vendorreg.com. 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.
Please note the following shipping/mailing information. USPS mail will only be delivered to Procurement Services on Tuesdays and Thursdays; however, FedEx and UPS shipments will be delivered directly to Procurement Services Monday through Friday. Please send your response to us either by UPS or by FedEx, so it does not have to go through Campus Mail before being delivered to Procurement Services. Your response MUST be delivered to Procurement Services by July 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM.
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
There is no BEP goal for this procurement.
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.
The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.