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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago

Request for Proposal: UIC Campus Dining

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Thursday April 20, 2023
This RFP is being canceled at the discretion of the University. The University intends to issue a new RFP for Dining Services in the near future.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday April 11, 2023
Addendum 2 is being issued to extend the due time to 3:00pm, CST on April 13, 2023 and to include the RFP public opening information, via Zoom.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday March 31, 2023
Addendum 1- Questions received and answers provided, along with the attendee list of those that attended the mandatory pre-proposal conference on March 23, 2023.
First published Thursday, March 16, 2023
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Thursday April 13, 2023:
At the following address:
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
via Electronic Bidding
The University of Illinois Chicago is seeking proposals from prospective industry partners for the management and operations of UICs Campus Dining program. The incoming vendor will provide innovative food service solutions for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors as well as collaborate towards increasing brand affinity and community engagement on campus.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Edwin Mattox
University of Illinois Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 996-2054
FAX: (312) 996-2055
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
Submit 1 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.
This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.
There is a 25 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
There is a 3 percent Veteran-owned business goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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
  • AppendixB-UICSampleContract.pdf (7 MB)
  • AppendixC-Campus_Dining_Diagram.pdf (192 KB)
  • AppendixD-CateringGuide_MenuUIC2022-2023.pdf (15 MB)
  • AppendixE-FoodSafetyInspectionForms.pdf (248 KB)
  • AppendixF-CurrentPointofSaleSystem.pdf (637 KB)
  • AppendixG-Sales_CommissionSummary.xlsx (12 KB)
  • AppendixH-GlossaryofVendorRevenueandExpenseResponsibilities.pdf (169 KB)
  • AppendixI-UICDiningAutumn2022HoursofOperationxlsx.xlsx (63 KB)
  • AppendixJ-Proposed2023-2024ResidentContractServingDays.xlsx (18 KB)
  • AppendixK-2022CampusDiningSurveyResults.pdf (379 KB)
  • AppendixL-ChildrensCtrSampleMenu.pdf (234 KB)
  • AppendixM-CurrentVendorStaffingLevelsandWage.xlsx (13 KB)
  • AppendixN-CapitalizedEqupmentInventory2022.pdf (221 KB)
  • AppendixO-EmployeeUnionContract.pdf (1 MB)
  • EWM157-UICCampusDiningServices.pdf (1023 KB)
  • RFPEWM157_AddendumNo1.pdf (703 KB)
  • RFPEWM157_AddendumNo2.pdf (126 KB)