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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
RFP #R098567
Request for Proposal: Morgan Hall Internet Egress
Award Info Published Friday March 23, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: MTC Communications, Inc., Colchester, IL
Amount: An estimated $450,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2023
1 five-year
Potential Future Renewals: $450,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 2
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 Friday March 2, 2018
Addendum1 includes the replies to vendor questions for specification clarity. The mandatory pre-submission conference attendance sheet is also included.
First published Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday March 8, 2018:

227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Western Illinois University requests proposals for the provisioning of an internet egress in Morgan Hall. The university currently has two (2) Internet egress points on the Macomb, Illinois campus, one (1) in Morgan Hall and one (1) in Sherman Hall. The Sherman Hall egress is provided by Illinois Century Network and the Morgan Hall egress is provided by a separate local provider. The current contract for the Morgan Hall egress expires this fiscal year, therefore the university requires proposals to provide continuous, synchronous, unfiltered and unshaped Internet service at the Morgan Hall egress.

For additional information, contact:
Bonnie Helms
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. Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents. This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. 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
  • R098567Addm01.pdf (284 KB)
  • R098567biddocx.docx (117 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • R098567ProposalTab.pdf (172 KB)