Requests for Proposals, Bids, and Public Sale Items

Request for Proposals

RFID Automation System

Wilmette Public Library is seeking proposals for a turnkey Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) automation system consisting of hardware, software, shipping, installation, training, project management, ongoing maintenance, and enhancements. The RFID system, with an optional Automated Materials Handling (AMH) system, will work in conjunction with the Library’s existing Integrated Library System (ILS), Polaris, through our consortium, Cooperative Computer Services (CCS). A description of the project scope, equipment, and deliverables is outlined in the following documentation.

Sealed proposals, clearly labeled “WILMETTE LIBRARY RFID PROPOSAL”, will be received weekdays between 10:00am and 6:00pm CDT in the Administrative Offices of Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091, until Wednesday, September 30, at 2:00pm CDT. Proposals received after 2:00pm CDT on that day will not be accepted.

Request for proposal documentation may be obtained here beginning Wednesday, August 26, 2020:

RFID Proposal Documentation (.pdf)

Submit questions to: Anthony Auston, Library Director, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 8, 2020 at 5:00pm CDT. An addendum addressing questions will be issued via email to registered vendors on September 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm CDT.

Submit sealed proposals to:

Wilmette Public Library District
Attn: Library Director
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091

Proposals will be evaluated by the Director and members of the Library’s Leadership Team. The selected proposal will be presented to the Board of Library Trustees at their Tuesday, October 20, 2020 board meeting. All proposals will be open for acceptance for a period of 60 days from deadline for receipt of quotes, and may not be revoked or withdrawn during that period. The library reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals, to waive technicalities, and to accept or reject any items of any proposal.

Public Sale Items

None at this time.


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