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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
RFP #6089
Request for Proposal: Multi-Store Retail Management System
Award InfoPublished Thursday February 14, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: RATEX Business Solutions, Inc., Plymouth Meeting, PA
Amount: $268,306
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 5
Ratex's system is the only system capable of handling SIUE's textbook rental needs, with software specifically written for a fee based mandatory rental system like SIUE's.

No minority requirements were established. However, the goals per the Illinois Procurement Code were included as part of the RFP. The awardee has not indicated that they meet BEP requirements.
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 Wednesday October 17, 2012
Addendum #1 attached. Bid Due Date changed to: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
First published Friday, October 5, 2012
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday October 31, 2012:

Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012

For additional information, contact:
Gina Grace
Purchasing Campus Box 1012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Phone: (618) 650-3522
FAX: (618) 650-3251
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
Submit 3 copies of the response as defined in the specifications. 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. This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.

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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  • 6089.pdf (3 MB)
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  • 6089-Addendum1.pdf (144 KB)