University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Invitation for Bid: Furnish & Deliver Ammunition
After disqualification of bids for responsiveness issues, the remaining bids reflected pricing overall that was significantly higher than both last year's pricing, as well as the prices offered by other bidders, whose submissions were found to be non-responsive or non-responsible in one way or another. Upon re-examining the specifications outlined in the bid document, the department determined that the delivery time parameters stated in the section 5.2.1 no longer accurately reflected their supply needs and could unduly restrict competition. In the interests of fair and accurate competition, as well as the desire to obtain the best, market-supported, pricing for the University, the department determined that re-bidding this solicitations with corrections to the delivery time expectations was in the University's best interest. A revised solicitation will be published as 1EJB1704.
First published Friday, March 18, 2016
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday April 7, 2016:
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Preferences in favor of environmentally preferable supplies, recycled supplies, and resident bidders may apply. See sec. 2.2.3 of the IFB.
For additional information, contact:
State Purchasing Officer - Stephen Rotello
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 no BEP goal for this procurement. 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.