University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Invitation for Bid: Specialty Retail Food Products
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders:
Vendor: Lipari Foods Operating Company LLC, Warren, MI
Amount: An estimated $321,600
An estimated start date of 4/4/2018 through 6/30/2019
Four proposals were submitted: 1 was non-responsive and non-responsible; 1 was non-responsive; 1 was non-responsible. Awarded vendor was the only responsive and responsible bidder.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Scott Kinsell.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
The bid opening date has been changed to February 6, 2018.
Answers to technical questions are included in the amendment.
First published Monday, January 8, 2018
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday February 6, 2018:
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
University Dining Services manages 13 retail outlet and dining hall locations across the Urbana-Champaign campus which serve the needs of the University?s students, faculty, staff and visitors. One of these needs is the availability of pre-packaged, specialty food products. University Dining Services seeks a vendor to supply it with these specialty retail food products.
Rebid of 1EJB1802.
PLEASE NOTE: A pre-submission conference call will be held Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 9:30am Central Standard 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.