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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #1EJB1710
Invitation for Bid: Computer Based Driving Simulator System
Award Info Published Wednesday May 17, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Simulation Technology, LLC, Elburn, IL
Amount: An amount not to exceed $425,927
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Aaron M. Finder.
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 Friday April 14, 2017
Amendment 2 answers vendor questions and provides additional information pertinent to the bid.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday April 7, 2017
Amendment 1 is for the purpose of correcting the Solicitation number listed on the cover of the bid document (from 1EJB1701 to 1EJB1710).
First published Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday April 20, 2017:

Purchasing Division
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820

The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI} is seeking proposals for two (2) computerized driving simulators mounted in a trailer up to 40' in length. This unit must be self-contained and capable of operating independent of any outside power or support. The Fire Apparatus Simulation System should include a custom built Enclosed Gooseneck Trailer with climate control. The unit will be towed by a Ford F-series Super Duty dual rear wheel pickup truck powered by a diesel with approximately 400 horsepower. The system shall be utilized in the delivery of Fire Apparatus Driver Training throughout the State of Illinois.
PLEASE NOTE: A pre-submission conference call will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:00am Central Daylight Time. While attendance is not mandatory, it is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to ensure that potential vendors have a full understanding of bid submission requirements. See bid document for call in information.

For additional information, contact:
Erin Bullok
212 Illini Plaza
1817. S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-9926
FAX: (217) 239-6877
State Purchasing Officer - Aaron M. Finder
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
  • 1EJB1710A1.pdf (183 KB)
  • 1EJB1710A2.pdf (776 KB)
  • IFB1EJB1710.pdf (2 MB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 1EJB1710BidTab.pdf (18 KB)