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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
Bid #V299766
Invitation for Bid: Printing of Western News Alumni Magazine
Award Info Published Wednesday June 20, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Bloomington Offset Press, Inc., Bloomingtn, IL
Amount: An estimated $226,152
An estimated start date of 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2019
3 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $750,000
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2
Awarding Base Bid and Alternates:,,,,, and
BEP Goal on this project: 2%

Successful, responsive bidder: Bloomington Offset Process, Inc. �
$226,152 (0% MAFBE � waiver)
Good-faith effort: Vendor will self-perform as they are located five miles from the post office.

Unsuccessful, responsive bidder: Premier Print Group - $234,985 (0% MAFBE)
FCL Graphics, Inc. - $236,391 (0% MAFBE)
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 May 24, 2018
Addendum 1 has been issued.
First published Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday May 30, 2018:

227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

The University is seeking to solicit bids for the printing of the Western News Alumni Magazine three times annually with one additional issue to print in June 2018.
There will be a pre-submission conference call on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 10:00 am CST. This conference is not mandatory.

For additional information, contact:
Shannon Reed
227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Western Illinois University
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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Specification Documents
  • BEPUtilizationPlanandLetterofIntent.pdf (214 KB)
  • V299766.docx (77 KB)
  • V299766Addendum1.pdf (106 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • V299766BIDTAB.pdf (182 KB)