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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
RFP #RPP-805

Request for Proposal: Bookstore Management

Award Info
Published Friday May 30, 2003
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Barbar's New Town Bookstore, Inc./Mayuba Bookstores, Inc.
Amount:  An amount explained below
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 2
The award is based on a 6.7% averaged commission plus rent of $11.66 per square foot.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday March 21, 2003
Sealed responses will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday April 15, 2003:
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
University of Illinois at Chicago
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203

for bookstore management for University Village Marketplace anchor general books/trade bookstore.

The University is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide bookstore management services for a general books/trade bookstore of approximately 8,000 square feet to be located at 1218 S. Halsted Street as a part of the retail center known as University Village Market Place for the period August 1, 2003 through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for five additional one-year periods.

A mandatory pre-proposal conference and site visit will be held at the Chicago Circle Center, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607 at 10:00am on April 2, 2003 in Room 605. Prospective proposers must respond to Rachel Porrata, Contract Coordinator via email at or by phone (312) 996-2850 on or before April 1, 2003 with firm name and number of attendees. A maximum of 3 representatives from each firm may attend. Proposals submitted by companies not in attendance at any mandatory conference may not be accepted.

(Submitted by Thomas L. Gardner, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Rachel Porrata
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 996-3409
FAX: (312) 996-3135

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