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Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative
RFP #1SLD204
Request for Proposal: Electrical Supplies
Renewal Info
Published Thursday May 5, 2016
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: WESCO International, Inc.
Amount: An estimated $20,000,000
Renewal: 1 of 1, 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2020
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Potential Future Renewals: None
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.
Award Info Published Monday June 6, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: WESCO International, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Amount: An estimated $20,000,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2011 through 6/30/2016

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

1 four-year
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 3
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 Friday March 18, 2011
Amendment #2 has been issued to provide an additional clarification to a vendor question.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday March 17, 2011
Amendment #1 has been issued that provides answers to vendor questions. Additionally, a replacement RFP with updated page numbers has been uploaded for reference.
First published Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Thursday March 31, 2011:

616 E. Green Street, Suite 202
Champaign, IL 61820

The Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC), as an agent for or on behalf of the designated Public University Governing Boards, will receive sealed Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified firms to provide electrical supplies on an �??as needed�?? basis for the initial award period commencing July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2016 with the option to renew for one(1) four-year renewal period at the same terms and conditions based on continuing need, satisfactory performance, and availability of funds. Respondents must have e-commerce capability as described in the RFP specifications. The services requested will be utilized by participating IPHEC members throughout Illinois.
The purpose of this RFP is to establish a primary agreement with a single supplier for the purchase of electrical supplies by the IPHEC member institutions which will enable the Universities to purchase their requirements at the lowest possible cost with the greatest array of value-added services. This agreement is designed to offer the IPHEC members flexibility in product selection as well as competitive pricing and premier service.
Respondents should read the RFP carefully and respond to each of the requested items. As stated in the RFP, questions must be submitted by March 12, 2011, by 5:00 p.m. CST, to
Attached are Core List and Category List, in Excel format, provided answers to enable respondents to download for pricing review, entering pricing information, and submittal with the pricing proposal separate from any technical information as specified in the RFP.

For additional information, contact:
Sherri Eddings
Strategic Procurement
Illini Plaza, Suite 202
1817 South Neil Street, MC-603
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-3840
FAX: (217) 239-6760
Submit 1 original and 10 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. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.

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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