Last updated 10/21/2013 Who can do business with Black Hawk College Black Hawk College welcomes all companies, large and small, to do business with us. The Purchasing Department maintains a Master Vendor Database, and vendors are encouraged to submit a Bidder's Mailing List Application in order to be entered into the database.
How goods and services are purchased Black Hawk College’s purchasing procedures are consistent with Sections 805/3-27.1, 805/3-27.2, and 805/7-23.1 of the Illinois Public Community College Act, and represent the intentions and goals of its Board of Trustees. Black Hawk College purchases goods and services on the open market. Purchases greater than $25,000 are accomplished through a competitive bidding process per the Illinois Public Community College Act. Bid opportunities are also advertised in the Kewanee Star Courier and the Moline Dispatch newspapers. Purchases less than $25,000 are accomplished through an informal quotations process initiated by the Purchasing Department.
Black Hawk College Bid Documents How contracts are awarded Bid documents are publicly opened and read aloud by the Purchasing Manager or his designee on the date, time and place specified in the document. Late bids are not accepted under any circumstances. No decisions regarding contract awards are made at bid opening; those decisions are made by the Board of Trustees at their regular monthly meetings, generally within ninety (90) calendar days of the bid opening. Awards will be made to the lowest responsible bidder, whose bid complies with all of the bid requirements. Winning vendors are notified by the Purchasing Department. Contact our Purchasing Department if you have questions.