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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
RFP #TR051710
Request for Proposal: Residence Hall Furniture
Award InfoPublished Wednesday September 15, 2010
Awarded to:
Vendor: Southwest Contract, Temple, TX
Amount: An estimated $2,500,000
An estimated start date of 9/27/2010 through 9/26/2013

This vendor has agreed to extend their offer to other state universities of Illinois.

Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 6
Proposals were evaluated based on the criteria listed in the document and awarded to the proposer with the highest score. Bid summary: Southwest Contract - $1,161.05 set/147.85 points; Foliot Furniture - $1,125.74 set/143.2 points (up charges for small orders and 2% increase for 3rd yr); Ecologic Industries - $1,166.72 set/133.6 points; RT London - $1,376.24 set/131.1 points; Moduform - $1,470.61 set/114.25 points; DCI, Inc. - $1,360.75 set/90.35 points; and, Adden Furniture - $1,541.83 set/ 81.65 points (3% increase for 3rd yr). Three bids were rejected for failure to submit the Board of Election certificate and were not evaluated: University Loft - $962.90 set; Leeder Furniture LLC - $1,168 set; and, Furniture by Thurston - $978.90. A minority goal was not set for this project.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Monday August 9, 2010:

227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

For additional information, contact:
Theresa Roegge
227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1819
FAX: (309) 298-1927
Submit 3 copies of the response as defined in the specifications. The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Proposal documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office. This procurement will be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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