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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative
RFP #1DGS1404
Request for Proposal: Networking Equipment and Services (HP and F5)
Renewal Info
Published Monday April 24, 2017
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: CTG Inc. of Illinois d/b/a Novanis
Amount: An estimated $4,680,000
Renewal: 1st of 1, 7/1/2017 through 6/30/2020
Pricing Changes: 
Pricing will remain firm.
Service/Product Changes: 
Potential Future Renewals: None
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.
Award Info Published Thursday February 19, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: CTG Inc. of Illinois d/b/a Novanis, Springfield, IL
Amount: An estimated $3,640,000
An estimated start date of 3/15/2015 through 6/30/2017

This vendor has agreed to extend their offer to other state universities of Illinois.

1 three-year
Potential Future Renewals: $4,680,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 2
The proposed award is for both manufacturers covered under the solicitation (HP and F5 Networks). The start date provided above is an estimated start date. The actual start date will be upon acknowledgement of the IPHEC award. The amounts listed are estimated and will be determined upon the use of the award by IPHEC Member Institutions.

Individual orders by IPHEC Member Institutions against this award are subject to Executive Order 15-08 issued by the Governor on January 15, 2015.
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 November 13, 2013
The IPHEC is publishing the document "1DGS1404Amendment1.pdf" to the Bulletin to provide responses to questions received from potential Respondents.

At this time, the IPHEC is not changing the due date/time for responses to be received.
First published Friday, October 25, 2013
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Thursday November 21, 2013:

University Sourcing
Illini Plaza, Suite 202
1817 South Neil Street, MC-603
Champaign, IL 61820

This request for proposal is to provide networking equipment and services to the Participating Universities of the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) on an �??as needed�?? basis. This is a "brand name only" solicitation for Hewlett Packard and F5 Networks networking equipment and services. For additional information please see the solicitation document.

The initial award will commence upon award acceptance (on or around January 1, 2014) and end June 30, 2017, with the option to renew for one additional three-year renewal period under the same terms and conditions, based on continuing need, satisfactory performance, and availability of funds.

Questions related to this solicitation must be submitted to the Solicitation Contact no later than 5:00 p.m. Local Time on November 12, 2013. Section A.3 and A.4 of the solicitation document provide additional information.

The following documents are attached to this solicitation notice:

1DGS1404NetworkingEquipmentandServicesRFP.PDF: This is the request for proposal document which outlines the requirements for submitting a proposal for this solicitation. This document is attached in Adobe PDF format.

1DGS1404NetworkingEquipmentandServicesPricingProposal.xls: This spreadsheet contains usage estimates and spreadsheets for Respondents to complete and submit with their pricing proposal. This spreadsheet is attached in Microsoft Excel format.

ContractTemplatesforIPHECMemberInstitutions.PDF: This file contains the contract templates for IPHEC Member Institutions in Adobe PDF format.

For additional information, contact:
Daniel Szajna
Strategic Procurement
202 Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-2650
FAX: (217) 239-6760
State Purchasing Officer - Gary Reis
Submit one original and 9 copies of your technical proposal, one original and one copy of both your pricing proposal and utilization plan (as described in the RFP document) 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. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.

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
  • 1DGS1404Amendment1.pdf (161 KB)
  • 1DGS1404NetworkingEquipmentandServicesPricingProposal.xls (206 KB)
  • 1DGS1404NetworkingEquipmentandServicesRFP.pdf (692 KB)
  • ContractTemplatesforIPHECMemberInstitutions.pdf (545 KB)