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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #1JLJ502

Invitation for Bid: Tivoli Data Storage System

Award Info
Published Monday December 29, 2003
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc.
Amount:  $117,200
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 1
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 November 17, 2003
The bid opening has been changed to 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 13, 2003.
First published Wednesday October 22, 2003
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday November 13, 2003:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Purchasing Division
Suite 212, MC-364
616 E. Green St.
Champaign, IL 61820

for a Tivoli data storage system. The University, on behalf of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), requires three features that are supported by Tivoli that are not in any other backup products.

1. A laptop product that uses wireless and LAN for backups and can swap back and forth as the person is either in their office or not.

2. Machines backed up must rely only on one sole backup. All subsequent backups of the system must be only incremental. This is a requirement due to the amount of storage that NCSA is backing up at this time, and future requirements.

3. Backup software to only backup a differential of the changed file during an incremental run thus shrinking still again the amount of data required for the backup window and space. If a file has changed and needs a backup, the backup product only backs up the part of the file that has changed instead of the whole file.

NCSA requires these features due to the nature of our computing environment and users/workforce for which we are required to provide backups.

Bidding documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all bid proposals.

(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Judy Johnson
Phone: (217) 333-1225
FAX: (309) 438-5555

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