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Western Illinois University
RFP #R036810
Request for Proposal: Book Buyback Service for Quad Cities Campus
Award InfoPublished Wednesday November 28, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: MBS Service Company, Inc., Columbia, MO
Amount: An estimated $150,000
An estimated start date of 12/14/2012 through 5/31/2017
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 1
Proposals were assigned points per the criteria listed in the Request for Proposal document. Proposers indicated the commission to be offered to the University. MBS Service Company, Inc. offered 35% commission (score 115); Nebraska Book Company, Inc. offered 30-33% commission (score 103).
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, October 15, 2012
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday October 30, 2012:

227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

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 - Tom Sestak
Submit 1 original and 2 copies of the response as defined in the specifications. 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 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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