|The Illinois Department of Central Management Services, on behalf of the Illinois Department of Corrections is giving notice of its intent to award contracts to Gold Water Industries, Kar Wing Trading Company and Shoe Corporation of Birmingham as the result of Invitation for Bid (IFB) 227872 for inmate boots as specified within the bid document. |
The solicitation was for a 24-month initial contract term and up to 24 months of contract renewal options. Determination was made that the bid prices are fair and reasonable in light of current market conditions.
The contract start date is an estimate. The actual start date will be no sooner than the date of the last signature on the contracts or upon execution, whichever occurs last, and in no event shall it be prior to all procurement requirements having been met.
This solicitation contained a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) goal of 4%. All three vendors recommended for award demonstrated to the State's satisfaction that they plan to meet the goal.