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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
Bid #R001282
Invitation for Bid: IBM Mainframe Software Maintenance
Award Info Published Monday June 3, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc., Springfield, IL
Amount: An estimated $558,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2019 through 6/30/2020
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0
0% of 20% BEP goal met. This award requires an IBM Platinum Business Partner to provide the services. Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. was unable to locate a registered BEP that is also an IBM certified business partner in the State of Illinois that provides the services required under this contract.
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 May 6, 2019
Addendum 1 is available for download.
First published Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Thursday May 9, 2019:
At the following address:
227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Annual software maintenance for various IBM software for a z114 mainframe for Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. WIU's current operating system is z/OS v2.2.
A non-mandatory pre-bid call-in will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST. Additional information is included in section 1.5 of the bid document.

For additional information, contact:
Lora Lidaywa
Western Illinois University
Sherman Hall 227
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1819
FAX: (309) 298-1927
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
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. There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details. 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
  • BEPforms.pdf (306 KB)
  • R001282-SoftwareMaintenance.docx (109 KB)
  • R001282addendum1.pdf (214 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • R001282bidtab.pdf (127 KB)