108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813
for a prime vendor contract for computing systems.
Southern Illinois University is seeking proposals for (a) contract(s) establishing (a) prime vendor(s) for desktop, laptop, and server computing systems, rated in one of the top two quadrants by the Gartner Group rating system. The contract(s) will be for an initial six-month period, with the University having the sole option to renew for seven successive six-month periods. The awardee(s) is/are expected to extend the same terms of this award to all institutional members of the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative and the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market. Faculty, staff, students, and Alumni Association members of participating institutions will also be authorized access to privately purchase offered products with the sales taxes as required. Integral in the specifications is the ability to provide key value added services such as dedicated website configuration, quotes, responsive delivery, warranty, and customer satisfaction efforts.
The categories of computing systems may be split between one or more vendors.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on October 16, 2003 from 1:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Any proposers not represented at the meeting will not be considered for award.
(Submitted by Cathy Hagler, State Purchasing Officer.)
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.