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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #R071720

Invitation for Bid: Window Treatments

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Tuesday September 1, 2020
We received one bid submission from a certified CMS BEP vendor; however, this vendor did not submit a Veteran Owned Small Business Participation and Utilization Plan which was also required in this Invitation for Bid. We will be re-submitting a new solicitation in the near future. Please watch for the announcement on the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday August 25, 2020
The bid opening will be conducted on a conference call. If you wish to attend the opening, please call 877-937-7966 using passcode 1398794.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday July 30, 2020
The IFB opening date has been changed to August 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM.
First published Monday, July 20, 2020
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Thursday August 27, 2020:
At the following address:
Procurement Services
900 South Normal Avenue
Woody Hall, Room 449
Carbondale, IL 62901-0000
Vendor to provide all labor, equipment, services, and designated material to be associated with repair, maintenance and construction projects by contract for a window treatment contractor as described in the attached solicitation and pricing proposal. 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 August 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM.
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 Election?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 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.
There will be a pre-submission teleconference on July 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm to discuss the State of Illinois requirements and the BEP/Veterans goals established for this solicitation. It is highly recommended that you attend this teleconference. The phone number and passcode can be found in section 1.5 of the bid documents. For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact: Betty Rouse Phone: (618) 453-6710

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Betty Rouse
Phone: (618) 453-5751
FAX: (618) 453-6714
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
There is a 20 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.

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
  • PricingProposalforR071720WindowTreatments.xlsx (14 KB)
  • R071720WindowTreatments.pdf (246 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • Pre-SubmissionAttendanceR071720.pdf (370 KB)
  • Pre-Submissionconferencemeetingminutes.pdf (574 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • BidTabforR071720WindowTreatments.pdf (272 KB)