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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #k032620

Invitation for Bid: Medium and High Fidelity Manikins

Award Info Published Monday September 14, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Laerdal Medical Corporation, Wappinger Falls, NY
Amount: An estimated $315,395.20
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1
Vendor is supplying manikins and instrumentation to the BSN program.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Steve Todt.
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 Thursday April 23, 2020
Amendment #2 has been attached, which includes questions & answers, a REVISED pricing Attachment A, and other information. The revised pricing Attachment A replaces the initial Attachment A. The bid opening date has been changed to May 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM CST.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday April 21, 2020
Addendum #1 has been attached - this consists of conference call minutes and a listing of attendees.
First published Monday, April 13, 2020
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 10:00 AM, Friday May 1, 2020:
At the following address:
Procurement Services
900 South Normal Avenue
Woody Hall, Room 449
Carbondale, IL 62901
Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking responses for some medium and high fidelity manikins for use in our BSN program per specifications listed in this IFB. There will be a pre-bid conference call on April 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Attendance is not mandatory but Highly Recommended. Further details can be found in Section 1.5.
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
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 instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Robert Shultz
Phone: (618) 453-6717
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
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.

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
  • K032620.pdf (330 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • K032620Amendment1.pdf (81 KB)
  • K032620Amendment2.pdf (126 KB)
  • K032620BidTabulation.pdf (656 KB)
  • K032620Blueprintwithcameras.pdf (1 MB)
  • K032620Pre-SubmissionConference1.pdf (730 KB)
  • K032620Pre-SubmissionConference2.pdf (730 KB)