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University of Illinois at Chicago
Request for Proposal: Same Day Cold Chain Courier Delivery Services
Award Info Published Tuesday July 2, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Webber Logistics, Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $3,425,760
An estimated start date of 7/15/2019 through 7/14/2023
2 three-year
Potential Future Renewals: $6,177,912
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 1
Vendor is a BEP firm and will meet BEP goals through self-performance.
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 March 27, 2019
Addendum No. 1 provides clarification questions and answers.
First published Friday, March 1, 2019
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 4:00 PM, Tuesday April 9, 2019:
At the following address:
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) on behalf of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Department, is seeking proposals from qualified vendors who can meet the payer and accreditation requirements for same day cold chain courier delivery to patients.

An in-person pre-proposal conference will be held at the University of Illinois, Purchasing Department, 809 S. Marshfield Ave., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60612 at 11:00 a.m. CST on March 19, 2019.

Prospective respondent must respond to Ingrid Worrell at: or 312-996-2839 before March 18, 2019 with firm name and number of attendees. A maximum of two (2) representatives from each firm may attend.

For additional information, contact:
Ingrid Worrell
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-2839
FAX: (312) 996-3135
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
Submit 7 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. There is a BEP 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
  • RFPIJW059SameDayColdMedicalCourierServices.pdf (1 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • RFPIJW059AddendumNo1.pdf (384 KB)