University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Invitation for Bid: Printing and Binding Services for Krannert Center
Only two vendor proposals were submitted in response to this bid. One was disqualified as non-responsible. The pricing on the remaining bid was significantly higher overall than that in the disqualified bid. As such, the University feels that a truly competitive sampling was not achieved. 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 has determined that re-bidding this solicitation is in the University?s best interest. Prior to posting a new bid, the bid language and specifications will be reviewed, and revised as needed in order to eliminate any unnecessary or unintended restriction of competition.
AMENDMENT 1, added and incorporated into the Bid Document 8/15/17, provides corrected information and clarification of technical specifications.
First published Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday August 22, 2017:
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts seeks a Vendor to produce event programs, both covers and interiors, for the approximately 60 events held annually.
PLEASE NOTE: A pre-submission conference call will be held Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 9:30am 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:
State Purchasing Officer - Scott Kinsell
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.