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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

Renewal Info
Published Thursday June 24, 2021
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Ronnoco Coffee LLC
Amount: An estimated $200,000
Renewal: 1st of 5, 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Potential Future Renewals: $800,000
Comments: Ronnoco Coffee, LLC will be utilizing Liberty Lithographers, Inc. and Damron Corporation as certified BEP Vendors for this renewal period. Liberty Lithographers, Inc. will perform 10% of the estimated contract award. Damron Corporation will perform 5% of the estimated contract award.
The buyer for this procurement is now Beth Burdette , (217) 244-3824.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Bridget McHatton.
The University has taken into account 30 ILCS 575/8i of the BEP Act in conducting this renewal.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Wednesday September 19, 2018

Ronnoco Coffee LLCSt Louis, MO

  • Amount: An estimated $653,205
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2021
  • Renewals: 5 one-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $980,790

Unsuccessful respondents (3)

Buyer for this procurement: Teri Merrell, (217) 244-3732

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Aaron M. Finder

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 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 below until 2:00 PM, Thursday February 8, 2018:
At the following address:
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 instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, 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.
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.
Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents.
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)