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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #5410
Invitation for Bid: Wide Area Mower
Award InfoPublished Wednesday May 25, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: MTI Distributing Inc., Brooklyn Center, MN
Amount: An estimated $66,445.06
Terms:  One-time transaction

This vendor has agreed to extend their offer to other state universities of Illinois.

Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0
MTI Distributing = $66,445.06; Wm. Nobbe & Co. = $52,797; Erb Equipment = $58,081. No minority goals were established for this project. The two lower bidders did not meet specs such as 148.5 cu. in. displacement vs. 122 cu. in.; Horsepower 43.3kw vs. 41.2kw; low bid is bio-diesel compatible; battery 690 cold cranking amps vs. 650 cold cranking amps; turning radius of 60 in. vs. 39 in.; cutting width of 132 in. vs. 128 in.
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 Monday April 18, 2011
To correct FOB Statement. Refer to Addendum #1.
First published Monday, April 11, 2011
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday April 27, 2011:

Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012

For additional information, contact:
Craig McIntosh
Campus Box 1012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Phone: (618) 650-2834
FAX: (618) 650-3251
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals. This procurement will be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Solicitation documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office.

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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