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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8894
Invitation for Bid: Sign Language Interpreter Services
This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Tuesday May 22, 2012
No response received for these services. May be re-bid at a later date.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday May 11, 2012
The due date has been extended to Monday, May 21, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
First published Thursday, April 26, 2012
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Monday May 21, 2012:

Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012

The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University governing Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hereby requests sealed quotes for the following services from a sign language interpreter Agency and/or from Independent Sign Language Interpreters or Freelance Interpreters for the Deaf: In order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is mandated to provide a qualified sign language interpreter(s) for students with hearing impairments while enrolled in classes at SIUE. Section 35.104 of the ADA defines a “Qualified Interpreter” as “an interpreter who is able to interpret effectively, accurately, and impartially both receptively and expressively, using any specialized vocabulary.” SIUE is responsible for covering the cost of an interpreter. Bidder must be located within 100 miles driving distance of the SIUE campus.
No guarantee of actual usage or minimum expenditure is made through the award. The University reserves the right to award to multiple vendors if deemed to be in the best interest of the University.
All questions must be e-mailed to Shelly Albert at, by 12:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 4, 2012. 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 posted on the Bulletin, No verbal questions/inquiries will be accepted. Questions should not be addressed to any other SIUe employee. If contact concerning this RFQ of any kind occurs, this may be grounds for disqualification.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville expects the Bidder to provide the presence of a qualified interpreter to meet the needs of a student with a hearing impairment. The interpreter is expected to interpret during class sessions, lectures, labs, as well as other co-curricular course assignments needs, including counseling appointments, advisement appointments, etc. Provider will assist the student with access to the spoken work using the type of sign language used by the student.

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
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.

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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