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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #1JEZ2201

Invitation for Bid: Print and Mail LAS Magazine

Renewal Info
Published Thursday April 7, 2022
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Premier Print Group
Amount: An estimated $154,500
Renewal: 1st of 4, 7/1/2022 through 6/30/2023
Pricing Changes: 
Increase of 3%.
Service/Product Changes: 
Potential Future Renewals: $463,500
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.
Change Order
Published Friday January 28, 2022
Vendor: Premier Print Group
Change Order Amount: $17,000
Supply chain issues have resulted in the unavailability of the paper that was specified in the bid. Vendor has had to substitute an available paper, which increases the cost of the paper for the Spring printing.

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

Award Info Published Friday July 30, 2021

Premier Print GroupChampaign, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $150,000
Vendor's bid estimated at $98,888. University's estimated postage costs bring total to $150,000.
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/21/2021 through 6/30/2022
  • Renewals: 4 one-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $600,000
  • Montenegro Paper (subcontractor)
    BEP [4% / $3,955.52]

Unsuccessful respondents (1)



2 total

1 successful respondent

1 unsuccessful respondent

0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Joan E. Zocher, (217) 300-0546

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Bridget McHatton

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 July 2, 2021
Amendment 1 answers vendor bid specification questions.
First published Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Thursday July 8, 2021:
At the following address:
Purchasing Division
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820-0000
The University seeks a vendor to print and mail the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 issues of the College of LAS magazine. The number of magazines to be printed is estimated to be approximately 174,000 for the Fall issue and 175,000 for the Spring issue for a total of 349,000 magazines printed.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Joan E. Zocher
212 Illini Plaza
1817 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61822
Phone: (217) 300-0546
FAX: (217) 239-6877
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Bridget McHatton
There is a 4 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
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.
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
  • 1JEZ2201Amendment1.pdf (1 MB)
  • 1JEZ2201FinalBidSpec1.pdf (437 KB)
Bid Tabulation
  • 1JEZ2201BidTab.pdf (33 KB)