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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RFP #1EJB2001
Request for Proposal: Specialty Retail Food Products
Award Info Published Tuesday July 9, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: The Farmer and Company, Inc., Strawn, IL
Amount: An estimated $56,000
Section: Category 1 (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 0)
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/9/2019 through 6/30/2021
Renewals:
2 two-year
Potential Future Renewals: $144,054.40
Vendor: The Farmer and Company, Inc., Strawn, IL
Amount: An estimated $470,000
Section: Category 2 (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 0)
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/9/2019 through 6/30/2021
Renewals:
2 two-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,209,028
Vendor: Lipari Foods Operating Company, LLC, Warren, MI
Amount: An estimated $700,000
Section: Category 3 (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 0)
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/9/2019 through 6/30/2021
Renewals:
2 two-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,848,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 0
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
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 Monday April 1, 2019
The due date for submissions is now Thursday, April 11, 2019, 2:00 p.m. CDT.

Amendment 2 also includes clarifications of award details and specifications.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday March 18, 2019
Amendment 1: Addition/modification/clarification of RFP specifications.
First published Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Tuesday April 2, 2019:
At the following address:
Purchasing Division
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
University Dining Services manages six retail outlets, six dining hall locations, and the catering operations across the Urbana-Champaign campus which serve the needs of the University's students, faculty, staff and visitors. Key to serving this customer base is ensuring the availability of pre-packaged food products that meet specific needs and preferences of the University's diverse customer base. University Dining Services seeks a vendor to supply it with these specialty retail food products.

PLEASE NOTE: A pre-submission conference call will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10:00am Central Standard Time. While attendance is not mandatory, it is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to ensure that potential vendors have a full understanding of proposal submission requirements. See solicitation document for call in information.

VENDORS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO REVIEW THEIR PROPOSALS FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ALL ASPECTS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND RESPONSIVENESS PRIOR TO SUBMISSION.

Preferences in favor of environmentally preferable supplies, recycled supplies, resident bidders, and Illinois grown products may apply. See sec. 2.2.3 of the solicitation document for a full listing and description of possible applicable preferences.

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 - Bridget McHatton
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
  • 1EJB2001AddendumAMarketBasket.xlsx (1 MB)
  • 1EJB2001Amendment2.pdf (742 KB)
  • RFP1EJB2001Amendment1.pdf (163 KB)
  • RFP1EJB2001SpecialtyRetailFoods.pdf (714 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • 1EJB2001BidTab.pdf (32 KB)