Awards

IPHEC awards and associated Cooperative engagements cover a wide range of Commodities and services.  Below are detailed snapshots of each current IPHEC opportunity.  For information about IPHEC awards or to propose a new IPHEC award please click the “Submit Award Suggestion” button below. 

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Advertising and Marketing Products

Open catalog of advertising and marketing items (or products) that can be imprinted.

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Air Filters

This bid established an agreement with the lowest cost distributor  offering flexibility in product selection with the best total cost, competitive pricing, and with the greatest array of products and value added services. Services are defined as access to products, delivery, order placement, invoicing, reporting. Etc.

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Audio Visual Equipment

This award was solicited to obtain multiple suppliers to provide Audio Visual Equipment, from an extended base of manufacturers, with a wide range of products, in order to meet and exceed the end-user’s needs, at the lowest cost. 

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Audio Visual Integration Services

This award is designed to offer flexibility in services, as well as competitive pricing, and premier service with the greatest array of value-added services. This solicitation also covers audio visual equipment for integration projects. The University has the sole option of determining whether or not equipment for a project under this award will be purchased from the awarded respondent or else where.

 

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Auto Insurance

The purpose of this RFP was to seek qualified insurance companies and brokers to furnish auto insurance, including liability only, physical damage only, and liability and physical damage policies.

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Background Checks (CICPC Award)

This is a CICPC award for Background Checks, I-9 Employment Verification and E-Verify Services. Each institution is required to complete a Letter of Intent (LOI) with General Information Services, Inc. (GIS).

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Background Checks (E&I)

As one of the world's largest providers of employment screening

services, HireRight specializes in helping Members efficiently

implement, manage and control their screening programs.

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Building & Construction Management

Gilbane Building Company is uniquely equipped to partner with Members in construction and assist in meeting or exceeding their goals. Gilbane will keep critical schedule deadlines, maintain quality work, provide safety for all parties involved, help achieve diversity goals and to oversee cost objectives at the forefront of the goals to be achieved on each project.

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Car Rental Services (CICPC Award)

EAN Services, LLC and its network of subsidiaries, affiliates and licensees operating the Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental Brand rental car facilities is a supplier of car rental of passenger motor vehicles. EAN was awarded the status of preferred vendor (one of several suppliers recognized for car rental) based upon a RFP process, selection by the RFP team, and approval by the CIC Purchasing Directors.

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Carpet Tile & Broadloom

This award is for the supply and installation of carpet, tile & broadloom. It was solicited to obtain a supplier to assist in establishing the most cost effective and efficient procurement program for carpet and installation services while maintaining high standards of quality, service, and environmental integrity. 

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Classroom Furniture

The requirement of this solicitation was to provide access to durable economy, moderate and high end classroom furniture, conforming to the highest standards, free of defects that may affect the integrity, durability, serviceability or appearance of the product.

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Cloud Computing Services

Broker for cloud computing services to obtain access to multiple providers' and different types of cloud computing services. Services covered under this award will be:

  • Infrastructure as a service
  • Platform as a service
  • Software as a service
  • An interface to manage and allocate services utilized by participating Universities.
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Collection Agency Services

The purpose of this RFP to provide collection agency services on an as needed basis. A list of preferred respondents was established to ensure that IPHEC has experienced firms to provide collection agency services for the area of expertise of each awardee. 

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Computer Peripherals

This agreement is designed to offer flexibility in product selection from a number of manufacturers of computer componenets, peripherals and accessories, as well as competitive pricing, and premier service with a wide range of products and product support.

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Electrical Supplies

This award was solicited to provide access to multiple electrical supplies, from an extended base of manufacturers, in order to provide a wide range of products at the lowest total cost.

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Equipment Maintenance and Management Services

Specialty Underwriters LLC is a leading provider of

equipment maintenance management programs and equipment

maintenance risk transfer.

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Express Package & Delivery Related Services (E&I Award)

E&I completed a RFP process to establish the most cost advantageous award for express package & delivery related services.

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Financing

Quarterly invitations for bids are requested for the financing of electronic data processing, telecommunications, copying, scientific research, medical, surgical, laboratory and other capital equipment.

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Flooring (E&I)

Multi-flooring products and related services

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Food and Food Service Products (2017)

Food and food service related products in support of IPHEC member Universities food service operations.

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Gases, Welding Supplies & Support Services (E&I Award)

This award is for Industrial & Lab Gases, Welding Supplies with Associated Products & Support Services provided by AirGas. They offer industrial, medical, specialty and rare gas products, cryogenic liquids and freezers and gas handling equipment with attractive economies of scale because of the purchasing power of their national network. They have proven delivery systems for every application and location.

Industrial safety and other gas related products as also apart of AirGas' product range.

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Insurance (Risk Management)

This RFP solicited proposals for the services of a licensed brokerage firm for the placement of IPHEC’s group placements of liability (Educators Legal, Excess General Liability, Foreign Liability, Liquor, & Airport/Aircraft Liability) and Crime Insurance Programs. In addition, Broker selected must have the ability to make individual member placements (if requested) for Auto, Special Risk Accident, Small Business Packages, Medical Professional, Directors and Officers, Misc. Property and Liability, and Bonds, Etc.

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Janitorial Supplies

This award was solicited to source janitorial products and the greatest array of value-added services. Other MRO items may be included or excluded if requested by a participating university. 

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Lab Supplies (CICPC Award)

Full line of lab supplies including all products offered as well as a comprehensive life science portfolio and third party offering.

 

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Life Science Catalog Products

This award is designed to offer flexibility in product selection as well as competitive pricing and premier service. Life science products include, but may not be limited to products related to/used for: Molecular Biology, Cell & Tissue Culture, Drug Discovery, Bio-Production, Bio-Informatics, Bio-Chemistry, Medical Diagnostics/Imaging/Monitoring Equipment, Clinical Research, Chemicals/Reagents/Assays, Life Science Related services & equipment in catalog offerings. 

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Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) (E&I Award)

This award was solicited in collaboration with E&I. This award is for MRO Equipment, Supplies & Services including all products offered through the vendor's catalog as well as a comprehensive list of services including free inventory management and safety consulting.  

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Mattresses

This award was solicited with the intention to receive bids for mattresses, which meet the flammability and burn test requirements. This award is an umbrella contract by which each participating University would issue and administer their own official purchase order and directly with the awarded vendor. 

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Mattresses, Bedding Covers, Related Linens and Service Solutions

A family-owned company since 1865, American Education Supply offers the broadest product selection in the industry with more than 50,000 items.

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Medical Surgical Products & Equipment- Medline (E&I)

Medline provides Medical Surgical Products and Equipment, applicable services and solutions.

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Microcomputer Systems, Products & Services

Business and personal computer equipment, including desktop/workstation, laptop, tablets, notebooks, all-in-one PC's and baseline servers as well as specified peripherals and software that address the requirements of equipment purchases.

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Microcomputers (Lenovo)

The purpose of this Bid is to establish an agreement for the purchase of microcomputer systems, supporting products and services.Along with offering value added services such as electronic access to products, warranties, warranty services, electronic order placement, electronic funds transfer (EFT), and have extensive reporting functionality.

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Microscopes and Optical Accessories

This award established an agreement which provides a variety of microscopes and optical accessories at the lowest possible cost and the greatest array of value-added services.

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Multimedia Products & Lecture Capture Equipment, etc. (E&I Award)

This approved E&I award is set up for Multimedia, Equipment Products, Components and Systems (new and refurbished)- Sales, Support, & Design as well as for Lecture Capture Equipment, Software & Services.

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Networking Equipment and Service

  • The purpose of this RFP  is to establish an agreement to provide networking equipment and services.In order to provide equipment and services compatible with IPHEC's current infrastructure, an award for each manufacturer that comprises of components of of the member universities' current infrastructure.
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Networking Equipment and Service (HP & F5)

The purpose of this RFP is to establish an agreement to provide networking equipment and services. IPHEC member institutions currently have network infrastructure provided by HP & F5 manufacturers.

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New & Used Textbooks

New & Used Textbooks - Open access to all titles, editions & products carried in a vendor's catalog(s) which are of the highest quality, at a competitive cost, with reliable service, on-time delivery, and on an "as-needed" basis.

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Office Furniture

The requirement of this solicitation was to provide access to economy, moderate and high end furniture in wood, laminate and metal, accessories to office furniture, and services (i.e. installations, set-up design, product management, etc.

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Office Supplies

This award was solicited to obtain a supplier for office products (including consumables and equipment). The agreement is designed to offer the IPHEC members flexibility in product selection as well as competition pricing and premier service. 

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Paint

This award was solicited to source paint. Prices may be increased or decreased at the end of each six-month period by the percentage of increase or decrease shown by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Producer Prices & Price Index, Paint Materials, Table 6 Code #0622.

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Paint, Coatings and Related Supplies

PPG Paints is a brand of PPG Industries, the worlds largest

coatings company.

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Paper

This bid established an agreement which provides a variety of high usage paper in addition to meeting minimum requirements, as outlined in the bid specifications.

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Plumbing Equipment Supplies & Services (E&I Award)

Cost effective supply of over 1,200 plumbing supplies as well as other services available to Ferguson customers including e-solutions and support as well as inventory management and more.

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Postage Meters (E&I Award)

Supply and service of postage meters and related mailing equipment, software, services accessories and supplies.

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PPACA Insurance

The federal Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) imposed new mandates on employers to offer health insurance affordable to their full-time employees or be subject to significant penalties – this is known as the employer mandate.  The employer mandates applies to employees who work 30 or more hours per week.  

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Procurement Card Services

The purpose of this RFP was to seek a highly qualified vendor to provide corporate card (procurement card with potentially a travel & expense or other payment solutions) as well as additional account payable services/systems functions and payment services.

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Residence Life/Student Apartment Furnishings (E&I Award)

E&I completed a RFP process to establish the most cost advantageous award for Resident Life and Student Apartment Furnishings as well as removal and installation of those products.

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Search Firm Services

The purpose of this RFP was to provide executive search firm services and related services for the four categories as follows: A) Administrative/Business/Executive, B) Academic/Research, C) Hospital/Medical.

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Small Package Transportation Services

The purpose of this RFP was to establish a supplier for small package delivery and transportation services for air (domestic and international) and domestic ground. The supplier was expected to furnish Air/Express Package Delivery Service, Ground Package Delivery Service and/or International Package Delivery Services.

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Smart Waste

Trash and recycling containers to more efficiently use fiscal and human resources for the collection of trash and recyclable material across the campus' exteriors.

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Study Abroad & International Travel Insurance Services

This request for proposal is to provide student/faculty/staff health, emergency medical evacuation/repatriation, and political/natural disaster evacuation insurance services. In addition, provide international student and scholar health and emergency medical evacuation/repatriation insurance services (while in the United Stated) in order to meet US government requirements for J1, F1 and other visas.

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Textbook Sole Source

State institutions of Higher Education required the purchase of new edition textbooks that coincide with learning objectives developed by university departments and their professors. These sole sources are for an indefinite quantity based upon the actual university need. There are 55 individual sole sources posted for new edition textbooks.

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Textbooks - Library Material Purchase

State Institutions of Higher Education require the purchase of learning, teaching and research related subscriptions, periodicals, archival and related items that coincide with objectives developed by university departments and their professors. There are 44 individual sole sources posted for Library Material Purchases.

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Travel Management Services (Online Booking Tool)

The purpose of this RFP was to provide an online travel booking tool and related services.

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Treasury Consulting Services

The purpose of this RFP to provide treasury consulting services on an “as needed” basis. The categories requiring consulting services include treasury operations administration, agricultural property services, capital financing, cash management, identification card (faculty/student/staff) credit/debit card processing services (merchant card services), risk management, investments services and tax services.

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Vaccines, Antibiotics, OTC & Pharma Products - Medline (E&I)

Medline provides Vaccines, Antibotics, Over-the-Counter, and Other Pharmaceuticals Products, & applicable services.

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