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University of Illinois System
RFI #9DGS1903
Request for Information: eBooks
First published Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Responses will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Tuesday June 25, 2019:
At the following address:
System Purchasing and Support Services
507 E Green Street
Suite 501, MC-407
Champaign, IL 61820
The primary objectives of this request for information (RFI) are::
  • to identify the availability of individual e-books and their related pricing structure;
  • obtain information to provide a rich and varied selection of e-books to CARLI members through the union catalog, discoverable by all members, and loanable to all CARLI member library patrons; and,
  • identify how to make purchased e-books (through a non-guaranteed subsequent purchase) available for circulation to all CARLI members according to the contractually agreed model for each vendor.
The University is not obligated to utilize the information provided in response to this RFI for construction/drafting a subsequent procurement. Furthermore, this RFI does not obligate the University to any purchase nor a guarantee of a potential purchase from respondents to this request.

For additional information, contact:
Daniel Szajna
System Purchasing and Support Services
507 E Green Street
Suite 501, MC-407
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-2650
FAX: (217) 239-6760
State Purchasing Officer - Geno Marchizza
Submit 1 original and 1 electronic 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
  • 9DGS1903eBookRFI.docx (77 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • 9DGS1903OpeningSheet.pdf (749 KB)