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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
RFP #8763
Request for Proposal: Real Time Captionist(s) Services
Award InfoPublished Friday May 7, 2010
Awarded to:
Vendor: Good Sport Captioning, St. Louis, MO
Amount: An estimated $100,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2010 through 6/30/2013
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 0
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, April 9, 2010
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Monday April 26, 2010:

Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012

In order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is mandated to provide a qualified Real Time Captionist(s) for students with hearing impairments while enrolled in classes at SIUE. SIUE is responsible for covering the cost of a Real Time Captionist. Bidder must be located within 100 miles driving distance of the SIUE campus.
All questions must be e-mailed to Shelly Albert (, by noon on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. Questions submitted after this date will not receive a response. Answers to all questions submitted in writing will be addressed in the form of an addendum to be sent to all plan holders. No verbal questions/inquiries will be accepted.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville expects the Bidder to provide the presence of a qualified Real Time Captionist to meet the needs of a student with a hearing impairment. The Real Time Captionist is expected to interpret during class sessions, lectures, labs as well as other co-curricular course assignments needs including counseling appointments, advisement appointments, etc.

For additional information, contact:
Shelly Albert
Purchasing Campus Box 1012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Phone: (618) 650-3265
FAX: (618) 650-3251
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 will be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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