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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
Bid #R202085

Invitation for Bid: Mainframe Computer

Award Info Published Monday November 25, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc., Springfield, IL
Amount: $422,000
An estimated start date of 12/1/2019 through 1/31/2021
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0
0% of 20% BEP goal met. LRS is an IBM-authorized Platinum Business Partner for hardware and associated maintenance. They are prohibited by IBM from subcontracting the sale of the hardware.
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 Thursday September 26, 2019
Addendum 1 including vendor questions and WIU responses has been issued.
First published Monday, September 16, 2019
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday October 2, 2019:
At the following address:
227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Bids are requested for a replacement of Western Illinois University's IBM z114 2818-M05 L02 mainframe computer with a mainframe computer system solution that provides increased capacity and can run the University's current systems and applications software.
A non-mandatory pre-bid call-in will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST. The call-in information is included in section 1.5 of the bid document.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Lora Lidaywa
Western Illinois University
Sherman Hall 227
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1819
FAX: (309) 298-1927
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
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.
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)
  • R202085-MainframeComputer.docx (221 KB)
  • R202085addendum1.pdf (227 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • R202085bidtab.pdf (79 KB)