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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RFP #F310

Request for Proposal: Ethernet Switches as Needed for FY2003

Award Info
Published Wednesday July 3, 2002
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Foundry Networks, Inc. ($450,000), Cisco Systems ($250,000), and Comark Government Education Sales ($200,000)
Amount:  Total of $900,000
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 15
The awards have been issued for ethernet switches to be used as distribution-layer devices for departmental networks throughout the Urbana campus (Request F310). Our current purchasing projections are to acquire approximately $900,000 of equipment from this RFP for campus data network designs. This is expected to include both stand-alone and chassis-based switches and a significant number of media interface modules providing a minimum total of 4,000 ports. It has been the University's experience that rarely does a single product line suffice in terms of both performance and price per port for all applications. To this end, the University has declared more than one RFP winner and entered into more than one arrangement for portions of the stated port count, speed, and performance ranges. The University is choosing to exercise the option year through June 30, 2004
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday April 17, 2002
Sealed responses will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday May 2, 2002:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Purchasing Division
Suite 212, MC-364
616 E. Green St.
Champaign, IL 61820

for ethernet switches as needed for FY2003.

(Submitted by Katharine Kral, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Tim Tufte
Phone: (217) 333-3589
FAX: (217) 244-7941

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