First published Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday May 5, 2021:
At the following address:
900 South Normal Avenue
Woody Hall, Room 449
Carbondale, IL 62901
The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois 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. The bid is for lumber and associated supplies for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024 as outlined in the bid documents.
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/businessservices/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 from the registration requirement.
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.
There is a pre-submission conference scheduled for this solicitation on April 22, 2021 at 10:00am to discuss State of Illinois requirements and Business Enterprise (BEP) and Veteran goals. This is a teleconference. The call in number and passcode are located in section 1.5 of the bid documents. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you attend this teleconference.
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 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.