University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Invitation for Bid: Provide Coffee Products and Brewing Equipment
This solicitation will not be awarded in accordance with the Higher Education Standard Procurement Rules (44 ILAC 4.2040b), "the solicitation did not provide for consideration of all factors of significance to the university" and "all otherwise acceptable bids or proposals received are at clearly unreasonable prices." A new Invitation for Bid will be published at a future date.
The bid opening date has been changed to September 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Local Time.
This Amendment #3 is to answer vendor questions.
This Amendment #2 is to answer vendor questions.
This amendment is to answer vendor questions and to inform vendors that a revised pricing sheet (Appendix 1 - REVISED) has been posted to replace the original version.
First published Thursday, August 17, 2017
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday September 28, 2017:
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on behalf of University Housing, is requesting bids for coffee products, including custom (proprietary) blends and wholesale shelf blends (single-origin, espresso), flavored syrups, loose leaf and liquid concentrate teas, as well as all brewing and holding equipment and accessories necessary to support the University Dining beverage requirements.
Preferences in favor of environmentally preferable supplies, recycled supplies, and resident bidders may apply. See Section 2.2.3 of the IFB document.
For additional information, contact:
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. This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. 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.