University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Invitation for Bid: Specialty Retail Food Products
Only one vendor proposal was submitted in response to this bid. That response was disqualified as non-responsible. The University is in the process of reviewing the bid specifications in order to determine whether this need could be met with less restrictive specifications that would encourage more vendors to participate. The University intends to post a new Invitation For Bid upon completion of this review.
Amendment 2 (A2) is posted to implement the following changes:Bid submission deadline is now October 12, 2017.
Deadline for technical questions is now October 5, 2017.
Brand Name or Equivalent specification changes are outlined in Amendment 2.
PLEASE REVIEW THE AMENDMENT DOCUMENTS FOR FULL INFORMATION
Amendment A1 is posted to correct the bid due date listed in Section 1.6.1. The due date remains October 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm CDT, as shown on the Bulletin and on the cover of the bid document.
First published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday October 12, 2017:
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
University Dining Services is seeking a vendor to supply it with specialty retail food products to be made available for resale throughout the retail outlets and campus dining units it manages.
PLEASE NOTE: A pre-submission conference call will be held Monday, September 18, 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.
VENDORS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO REVIEW THEIR BIDS FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ALL ASPECTS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND RESPONSIVENESS PRIOR TO SUBMISSION.
Preferences in favor of environmentally preferable supplies, recycled supplies, and resident bidders may apply. See sec. 2.2.3 of the IFB for a full listing and description of possible applicable preferences.
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.