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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
Bid #S012340

Invitation for Bid: WQPT-TV Transmitter

Award Info Published Friday November 20, 2020

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark LLCSouthwick, MA

  • Amount: $496,871
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 12/1/2020 through 6/30/2024
  • Renewals: None
  • RF Digital Services Covington, GA (subcontractor)

Unsuccessful respondents (2)



3 total

1 successful respondent

2 unsuccessful respondents

0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Lora Lidaywa, (309) 298-1819

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Constance Ratliff

Issuance of a purchase order will be dependent on grant fund timing.

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 Monday August 31, 2020
Addendum 1 has been issued and includes vendor questions with WIU responses.
First published Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Friday September 4, 2020:
At the following address:
227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455-0000
WQPT-TV is seeking bids for the purchase, installation, and commissioning of a UHF television transmitter for primary broadcast operations. Transmitter is located on an American Tower managed facility at 2880 N. 1100th Ave, Lynn Center, IL 61262 in Henry County, Illinois.
A non-mandatory pre-bid conference call will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 10:00 AM CST. Interested bidders can call-in at 309-298-3680.

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 no BEP goal for this procurement.
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.
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
  • S012340-WQPT-TVTransmitter.docx (817 KB)
  • S012340Addendum1.pdf (766 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • S012340BidTab.pdf (98 KB)
Bid Tabulation
  • S012340BidTabulation.pdf (98 KB)