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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #7350
Invitation for Bid: Various Bus Services for SIUE Campuses
Award Info Published Friday September 13, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: VANDALIA BUS LINES INCORPORATED, CASEYVILLE, IL
Amount: $1,675,000
Section: CHARTER BUS (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0)
Terms:
An estimated start date of 10/1/2019 through 6/30/2029
Renewals:
None
Vendor: CHANCER LLC DBA TIMI'S TOURS TRANSPORTATION, MOWEAQUA, IL
Amount: $825,000
Section: CHARTER BUS (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0)
Terms:
An estimated start date of 10/1/2019 through 6/30/2029
Renewals:
None
Vendor: NORTH AMERICA CENTRAL SCHOOL BUS HOLDING COMPANY LLC DBA ILLINOIS CENTRAL SCHOOL BUS LLC, JOILET, IL
Amount: $500,000
Section: SCHOOL BUS (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0)
Terms:
An estimated start date of 10/1/2019 through 6/30/2029
Renewals:
None
Vendor: FIRST STUDENT INCORPORATED, GLEN CARBON, IL
Amount: $500,000
Section: SCHOOL BUS (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0)
Terms:
An estimated start date of 10/1/2019 through 6/30/2029
Renewals:
None
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0
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 Friday July 19, 2019
Attached are the responses to the submitted questions. The question deadline has passed and no further questions will be accepted on this project. The bid opening date has not changed.
First published Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday July 24, 2019:
At the following address:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees governing Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) requests responses from responsible vendors to meet its needs for bus services. A brief description is set forth below, with detailed requirements in subsequent sections of this solicitation.
SIUE utilizes bus transportation services for various purposes: Student, Faculty, Staff, and /or Guest transportation for a variety of occasions using charter, school and/or shuttle buses. SIUE has three campus locations that have the potential to use bus transportation services: Alton, East Saint Louis and Edwardsville.
SIUE reserves the right to award multiple orders to assure adequate coverage to meet University and University-program(s) needs. Partial bids will be accepted for the services that the bidder can provide, (i.e., charter buses, school buses, etc.). Award will not be made on an all or nothing basis. Multiple contracts (purchase orders) will be issued on an as-needed basis. This amount is not guaranteed and may be less or more in any given year. The initial purchase order shall be for the remainder of FY 20 (October 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020), with new purchase orders issued annually in one year increments at the discretion of SIUE.
For each trip in the amount of $20,000 or more for non-grant funded trips and $10,000 or more for grant-funded trips, SIUE will develop an itinerary and solicit quotes from one or more of the vendors awarded. Quotes shall be good for a minimum period of 60 calendar days. SIUE also reserves the right to receive quotes for services under the formal bid limit from vendors not awarded against this IFB.
All questions / concerns regarding this solicitation, including specifications, must be in written form and submitted to the snixon@siue.edu and malbert@siue.edu no later than 12:00 p.m. CDT, July 16, 2019. Questions received and University responses may be posted as an addendum to the original solicitation on the Bulletin; only these written responses to questions shall be binding on the University. Vendors are responsible for monitoring the Bulletin for addenda and other updates.

For additional information, contact:
Starla Nixon
99 Supporting Services Road
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Phone: (618) 650-3257
FAX: (618) 650-3251
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
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, if applicable. There is no BEP goal for this procurement.

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
  • 7350.pdf (751 KB)
  • 7350Addn1.pdf (12 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 7350bidtab.pdf (95 KB)