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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
Bid #R212704

Invitation for Bid: IBM Mainframe Software Maintenance

Award Info Published Tuesday September 29, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Levi Ray and Shoup Inc, Springfield, IL
Amount: An estimated $342,000
An estimated start date of 10/1/2020 through 6/30/2021
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0
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 Wednesday July 22, 2020
The due date has been extended to July 28, 2020 at 3:00 PM CST. Addendum 1 has been added. Revised E-Bidding Instructions have been added. Form B has been added. Paper/Mail submissions will also now be accepted in addition to e-bidding.
First published Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Tuesday July 28, 2020:
At the following address:
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Document & Publication Services
Attn: Lora Lidaywa (Purchasing)
Macomb, IL 61455
via Electronic Bidding
Annual software maintenance for various IBM software for a z114 mainframe for Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, for the period through June 30, 2021. WIU's current operating system is z/OS v2.2.
A non-mandatory pre-bid call-in will be held Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM CST. Additional 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 - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
There is a 20 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
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
  • E-BiddingVendorInstructions.pdf (317 KB)
  • FormA.docx (80 KB)
  • FormB.docx (34 KB)
  • R212704-IBMSoftwareMaintenance.docx (198 KB)
  • R212704Addendum1.pdf (170 KB)
  • R212704EbiddingScriptRevised.pdf (135 KB)
  • R212704UPlan.pdf (2 MB)
Public Opening Documents
  • R212704bidtab.pdf (90 KB)