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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
Bid #R098638
Invitation for Bid: IBM Mainframe Software Maintenance
Award Info Published Sunday June 17, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc., Springfield, IL
Amount: An estimated $545,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2019
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0
5% BEP Goal
Successful, responsive bidder: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (0% MAFBE)
Vendor is an IBM Platinum Business Partner which restricts subcontracting due to the requirements and rules associated with the IBM Business Partner program.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday May 16, 2018:

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, 2018 through June 30, 2019. WIU's current operating system is z/OS v2.2.

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. 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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