Purchasing Department

Jewell Jackson, Purchasing Manager
847.925.6667

If your company is interested in submitting a response to any of these bids or request for proposals and would like to receive any addendums that are issued, please send an email to the Purchasing Department, at purchasing@harpercollege.edu so that we can add your company name to the vendor list.

Send a request on your company letterhead asking to be added to the Bidders List. Include an explanation of your company's capabilities and products you sell.

Approved vendors on the bidders list will be sent appropriate Requests for Bids and Requests for Proposals. Address your letter to:

Ms. Jewell Jackson
Purchasing Manager
Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

Send a request on your company letterhead asking to be added to the Bidders List. Include an explanation of your company's capabilities and products you sell.

Approved vendors on the bidders list will be sent appropriate Requests for Bids and Requests for Proposals. Address your letter to:

Ms. Jewell Jackson
Purchasing Manager
Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

NOTE: If your company is interested in submitting a response to any of these bids or request for proposals and would like to receive any addendums that are issued, please send an email to the Purchasing Department, at purchasing@harpercollege.edu so that we can add your company name to the vendor list.

Open Bids
View the most current bid opportunities at Harper College.

Awarded Bids
View the most recent Board approved bids.

Purchases of $25,000 and Above
Sealed Bids or Proposals are required. A newspaper bid notice will announce the due date and time for the public opening. Requests for Bids and Requests for Proposals are prepared and distributed by the Purchasing Department, and all questions from vendors are resolved through the Purchasing department. A recommendation for award to the vendor(s) submitting the lowest responsible Bid or Proposal meeting specifications is presented to the Board of Trustees. Following Board approval, the Purchasing Department issues a Purchase Order(s).

Construction and renovation project bid requests are advertised by the College, distributed by the College architect or engineer, opened by the College, and require Board approval.

Purchases of Between $5,000 and $24,999
When deemed appropriate, three or more prospective vendors may be contacted to obtain verbal or written quotations.

The College does not accept any items over $5,000 that do not have a purchase order number. Any item over $5,000 that is delivered directly to anyone in the College without a purchase order number will be returned.

Change Orders
Change Orders may require Board approval. Changes Orders for Purchase Orders that were originally $25,000 or over, or that take a Purchase Order total over $25,000, must be approved by the Board of Trustees at a regular Board meeting.

We strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment. Vendors who do not have appointments may not be seen. For an appointment with the appropriate staff member, please contact the Purchasing Department at 847.925.6607.

The Purchasing Department needs to be notified before a vendor contacts personnel in other areas of the College.

All dates and times will be strictly enforced.

Board Meeting Date Exhibit information due to Purchasing by noon on:
No July Meeting  
August 16, 2017 July 12, 2017
September 20, 2017 August 16, 2017
October 18, 2017 September 13, 2017
November 15, 2017 October 11, 2017
December 13, 2017 November 1, 2017
January 17, 2018 December 6, 2017
February 21, 2018 January 17, 2018
No March Meeting  
April 18, 2018 March 14, 2018
May 16, 2018 April 11, 2018
June 20, 2018 May 16, 2018