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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative
RFP #1MAT1601
Request for Proposal: Cloud Computing Services RFP
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday April 23, 2019
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: SHI International Corporation
Amount: An estimated $7,000,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2022
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Potential Future Renewals: $10,000,000
Comments: IPHEC has taken into account 8i of the BEP Act in conducting this renewal.
The buyer for this procurement is now Graham LaMontagne, (217) 300-6452.
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 Friday July 15, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: SHI International Corporation, Somerset, NJ
Amount: An estimated $4,200,000
An estimated start date of 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2019

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

2 three-year
Potential Future Renewals: $13,500,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 0
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Lee Saulter.
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 December 2, 2015
The Bid opening date has been changed (extended) to December 17th at 3:00 P.M. local time. The IPHEC is publishing the pdf document "1MAT1601Amendment1.pdf to the Bulletin to amend the solicitation document and address questions received from potential respondents to this solicitation. The published amendment document must be read, signed, completed and returned, along with your technical proposal. Failure to submit the signed amendment with your proposal may result in finding your proposal as "not responsive". This amendment changes the due date, and also includeds the amendment1 and references the sample contracts of some of the Participating Universities, which has also been added as an attachment.
First published Monday, November 2, 2015
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Thursday December 3, 2015:
At the following address:
Strategic Procurement
Illini Plaza, Suite 202
1817 South Neil Street, MC-603
Champaign, IL 61820
This request for proposal is to provide a cloud computing services program to the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) member institutions on an as needed basis. For additional information please see the solicitation document.
Proposed Term: The initial award will commence upon IPHEC award acknowledgement and continue three-years from that date, with the option to renew for two additional three-year renewal periods. Both renewal options would be under the same terms and conditions and be based on the continuing need, satisfactory performance, and availability of funds.
Questions Related to this Solicitation: Questions related to this solicitation must be submitted to the Solicitation Contact no later than 5:00 p.m. Local Time on November 12, 2015. Section 1.4 of the solicitation document provides additional information.
Documents Attached to this Solicitation The following documents are attached to this solicitation notice: 1MAT1601CloudComputingServicesRFP.DOC: This is the request for proposal document which outlines the requirements for submitting a proposal for this solicitation. This document is attached in Microsoft Word Format. 1MAT1601CloudComputingServicesPricingProposal.XLS: This file contains the pricing proposal spreadsheets as required in the solicitation document. This document is attached in Microsoft Excel format.

For additional information, contact:
Mark Taylor
202 Illini Plaza
M/C 603
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-8826
State Purchasing Officer - Gary Reis
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
  • 1MAT1601Amendment1.pdf (181 KB)
  • 1MAT1601CloudComputingServicesPricingProposal.xlsx (25 KB)
  • 1MAT1601CloudComputingServicesRFP.docx (261 KB)
  • 1MAT1601SampleParticipatingUniversityContracts.pdf (524 KB)