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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #1HJH1822
Invitation for Bid: Provide Coffee, Tea, Syrups, and Brewing Equipment
Award Info Published Wednesday September 19, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Ronnoco Coffee LLC, St Louis, MO
Amount: An estimated $653,205
An estimated start date of 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2021
5 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $980,790
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
BEP award recommendation approved by Office of Procurement Diversity indicates Liberty Lithographers, Inc. for proposed 10% of contract or $65,320 and Damron Corporation for proposed 10% of contract or $65,320.
The buyer for this procurement is now Teri Merrell, (217) 244-3732.
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 Friday February 2, 2018
This Amendment #1 is to answer vendor questions.
First published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday February 8, 2018:

Purchasing Division
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, 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 sec. 2.2.3 of the IFB.

For additional information, contact:
Holly Highland
212 Illini Plaza
1817 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 300-8258
FAX: (217) 239-6877
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.

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Specification Documents
  • 1HJH1822Amendment1.pdf (91 KB)
  • 1HJH1822Appendix1.xlsx (17 KB)
  • 1HJH1822Attachment1.pdf (136 KB)
  • 1HJH1822IFBdocument.pdf (327 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • 1HJH1822BEPInformation.pdf (55 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 1HJH1822BidTab.pdf (47 KB)