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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #1SNC1639
Invitation for Bid: Silage Biomass Analyzer and Sampling System
Award Info Published Thursday July 7, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: RCI Engineering, LLC, Mayville, WI
Amount: An estimated $128,815
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Stephen Rotello.
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 Tuesday June 28, 2016
The bid opening date has been changed to July 5, 2016.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday June 13, 2016
Amendment 2 (A2): The bid opening date has been changed to June 28, 2016
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday June 2, 2016
Amendment 1 (A1): The Invitation for Bid opening date has been changed to Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 2:00pm local time.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday May 18, 2016
The time for bid acceptance has changed to 2:00 p.m.
First published Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday July 5, 2016:

Purchasing Division
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820

The University is seeking to purchase one (1) new research plot silage biomass weight and Near InfraRed (NIR) analyzer and sample system and installation. Preferences in favor of environmentally preferable supplies, recycled supplies, resident bidders, and domestic products may apply. See sec. 2.2.3 of the IFB.

For additional information, contact:
Sarah Chronister
212 Illini Plaza
1817 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-9921
FAX: (217) 239-6877
State Purchasing Officer - Stephen Rotello
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 no BEP goal for this procurement. 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
  • 1SNC1639-A1.pdf (38 KB)
  • 1SNC1639-A2.pdf (38 KB)
  • 1SNC1639-A3.pdf (38 KB)
  • 1SNC1639SubsampleSystem.pdf (1 MB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 1SNC1639BidTab.pdf (18 KB)