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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #1JNA2019

Invitation for Bid: LED Greenhouse LIghting

Award Info Published Wednesday October 7, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Gordon Electric Supply, Kankakee, IL
Amount: An estimated $495,075
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4
the total number of vendors who responded: 5 vendors the number of unsuccessful vendors who responded: 4 vendors the name of each bidder or offeror who submitted a response: Gordon Electric with a total bid amount of $495,075.00. Vendor is BEP certified. Industrial Electric with a total bid amount of $633,578.24. Vendor is BEP certified. Glesco Electric with a total bid amount of $618,137.00. Vendor is BEP certified. Ficek Electric with a total bid amount of $607,292.00. Vendor is BEP certified. Active Electrical with a total bid amount of $729,652.00. Vendor is BEP certified.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now 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 Monday July 20, 2020
The amendment is to correct section 5.81 & 1.6 and answers vendor questions.
First published Monday, July 6, 2020
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday July 21, 2020:
At the following address:
Purchasing Division
Champaign, IL 61820
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois on behalf of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences is interested in establishing a relationship with a single vendor to provide approximately 644 LED plant growing light fixtures.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jacqueline Anderson
212 Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 300-0533
FAX: (217) 239-6877
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Bridget McHatton
There is a 8 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.
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
  • 1JNA2019Amendment1.pdf (239 KB)
  • 1JNA2019Amendment1UPDATED.pdf (189 KB)
  • 1JNA2019LEDGreenhouseLighting.pdf (634 KB)
  • BEPUtilizationPlan.pdf (2 MB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 1JNA2019BidTab.pdf (78 KB)