Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents:
Vendor: EAN Services LLC, St. Louis, MO
Amount: An estimated $6,000,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2019
The University, as a member of CIC, and IPHEC member institutions, as affiliate members of CIC through the University, request to enter into a non-governmental joint purchasing agreement pursuant to standard procurement rule 44 Ill. Adm. Code 4.2036(e) through CICs master agreement with EAN Services LLC (National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent a Car) for car rental services. The CIC, now known as the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and contractor, EAN, were both acting on incorrect or ambiguous contract end dates. The University of Illinois was following the BTAAs lead and listed the incorrect end dates in documents to the State. The University of Illinois continued to utilize the contract beyond the approval period of the Chief Procurement Office based off of these dates. When apprised of the error, the BTAA corrected the mistake in an amendment. The University is exercising a new request to utilize the corrected contract per the Decision Memo and is including this Ratification Request to cover the period in between the CPOs original approval and this new one.
The buyer for this procurement is now Ashley Baldwin, (217) 333-5517.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Geno Marchizza.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.