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University of Illinois System
RFP #1SLE1803
Request for Proposal: Lab Supplies
This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Wednesday September 4, 2019
The University of Illinois is not issuing an award for this solicitation; however, the University's non-award does not affect the Big Ten Academic Alliance's award. Please see solicitation number IPHEC1801 and IPHEC1909 for alternative award information.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday June 7, 2018
Addendum #2; Exhibit G - Proposer response form; and the pdf document "Response to Questions_RFP04062018.pdf" have been attached for your review and response to this solicitation. The newly attached solicitation documents are provided by the BTAA in reference to RFP # 04062018. Your response to this Proposer Response Form "Exhibit G" is due with the technical response as noted in Section 5.5.6). Also, for clarification purpose, section 5.5.8, "Exhibit F: Letter of Intent" is a sample letter of what would be provided by the Universities wishing to participate in this agreement once an award is made.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday June 1, 2018
The bid opening date has been changed to June 22, 2018, 5:00 P.M. CST (4:00 PM ET). Please see the attached announcement from the BTAA. The BTAA has also attached a new excel price file on their website Exhibit C3.0 (Core Item Bid Sheet for Fisher Private Label). Please see the notes below to access the BTAA website.
First published Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 6:00 PM, Friday June 22, 2018:
At the following address:
Erin May
Indiana University - Procurement Services
Poplars Room 414
400 E 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
The University of Illinois System is currently collaborating with the Big Ten Academic Alliance Purchasing Consortium (BTAA) on a Request for Proposals for Lab Supplies. The RFP number for the BTAA; which should be referred to, is RFP Number 04062018 when responding to this solicitation.
Please download the attached RFP and Price Sheets (2) provided by Indiana University, Office of Procurement Services, Erin May at (812)855-0129 or by Email at These documents can also be accessed through the BTAA website at External Link to BTAA Site with RFP
If your firm is interested in submitting an Offer you must Issue a "Memo of Interest" by April 20, 2018 to Indiana University. Those Respondents who do not submit the "Memo of Interest" prior to the due date will not be evaluated for award.
The University of Illinois is posting this RFP in compliance with the requirements of the Illinois Governmental Joint Purchasing Act (30 ILCS 525).

For additional information, contact:
Sherri Eddings
System Purchasing and Support Services
507 E Green Street
Suite 501, MC-407
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-3840
FAX: (217) 239-6760
State Purchasing Officer - Geno Marchizza
Submit All copies of the response as defined in the specifications.

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
  • 1SLE1803ADDENDUM1.docx (263 KB)
  • ADDENDUM2forRFP04062018.pdf (369 KB)
  • Big-Ten-Academic-Aliance-Lab-Supplies-RFP.pdf (756 KB)
  • Exhibit-c-1-0-category-discount-bid-sheet.xlsx (24 KB)
  • Exhibit-C-2-0-Core-Item-Bid-Sheet-for-Brand-Label.xlsx (418 KB)
  • LabSupplies04062018-ExhibitG.pdf (136 KB)
  • ResponsestoQuestions_RFP04062018.pdf (686 KB)