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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
RFP #RPP-807

Request for Proposal: University Hall Coffee Cafe

Award Info
Published Tuesday March 9, 2004
Awarded to:
Vendor:  The BEAN Cafe and Awakenings Inc., dba UH Port Center Cafe, Chicago
Amount:  An amount explained below
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 4
The award is based on a 7% commission from first day of business through August 22, 2004. As of August 23, 2004 commission will be 15% monthly. Additionally, the successful vendor will payout an opening costs of $35,000 to cover equipment and mill work, with an additional $5,000 paid to the architect.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday August 7, 2003
Sealed responses will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Thursday August 28, 2003:
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
University of Illinois at Chicago
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203

for University Hall Coffee Cafe.

The University is renovating the first two floors of University Hall into a faculty/student lounge. Part of the scope of this renovation is the addition of a coffee cafe. The purpose of the University Hall Coffee Cafe and the selection of an operator is to create a welcoming and interesting environment for everyone.

A mandatory pre-proposal conference and site visit will be held at 1:00pm, August 21, 2003 at Chicago Circle Center, Room 613, 750 S. Halsted. Representatives of the University will be present to answer any questions regarding the services requested or proposal procedures. Prospective proposers must respond to Rachel Porrata, Contract Coordinator, via e-mail at or phone 312-996-2850 on or before August 20, 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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