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Request for Sealed Proposals (RFSP) for Competitive Contracts


Title Brief Description Proposal Due Date
College Entrance Exam
The Illinois State Board of Education is issuing this Request for Sealed Proposals (RFSP) to select one offeror to provide a nationally-normed and widely-accepted standardized off-the-shelf college entrance examination for eligible grade 11 students for a spring weekday administration.  This examination will not supplant the state-required accountability assessment, but will serve as a supplement to it.  This exam will provide students with a college-reportable score that can be used, at college or university discretion, to contribute to application and admission decisions.  The offer will be scored based on the offeror’s base product (without options that augment the per unit price of the exam) along with related statewide services as set forth in the milestones and deliverables.  Offerors should note that the State Board of Education defines the ‘base product’ as those exam items that are not optional for rendering a college-reportable score.  Offerors must submit written proposals according to the instructions contained within this document, describing how they will meet the specific requirements of this RFSP.

The resulting contract with the awarded offeror shall have an initial term of date of contract execution through June 30, 2016.  In no event will the total term of the contract, including the initial term, any renewal terms, and any extensions, exceed ten (10) years.  Subject to the maximum total term limitation, the State  Board of Education has the option to renew for the following terms:  two (2) additional, one-year periods.
August 17, 2015
2:00 PM CST
IT Programmer Analyst Web Based Applications
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Information Technology Division (IT), seeks a contractor to provide one programmer analyst on a time-and-materials basis to assist in the development and maintenance of various agency web-based applications. An offeror is only permitted to submit a maximum of one candidate for this RFSP.

The resulting contract with the successful Offeror shall have an initial term starting upon date of execution through June 30, 2016.  In no event will the total term of the contract, including the initial term, any renewal terms, and any extensions exceed ten (10) years.  Subject to the maximum total term limitation, ISBE has the option to renew for the following terms:  One (1) one-year renewal.
August 28, 2015
2:00 PM CST
Special Education Database System (SEDS) Programmer Analyst
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Information Technology Division (IT), seeks a contractor to provide one programmer analyst on a time-and-materials basis to assist in the development and maintenance of Special Education web-based and LAN-based applications.  An offeror is only permitted to submit a maximum of one candidate for this RFSP.

The resulting contract with the successful Offeror shall have an initial term starting upon date of execution through June 30, 2016. In no event will the total term of the contract, including the initial term, any renewal terms, and any extensions exceed ten (10) years. Subject to the maximum total term limitation, ISBE has the option to renew for the following terms: Three (3) one-year renewals.
August 28, 2015
2:00 PM CST

All RFSPs or Contract Award Notices for more than $20,000 are posted to the Illinois Department of Central Management Services’ (CMS) Procurement Bulletin. The website address is www.purchase.state.il.us.

For your convenience, a list of the State Board of Education’s RFSPs that are currently available is found above.  However, if you would like to receive any solicitations, please access the website address above to register as follows.

  • Select the “Registration” button that is located at the top of the screen and complete the form. The form requests information needed for a “subscription” to the Bulletin and will be used to send automatic e-mails to your business.
  • When registering, select the class code(s) that best describes the services or commodities that you wish to provide to the State Board of Education, or to other state agencies, if you wish to be informed of their solicitations.
  • Once you register and select the class code(s), CMS will e-mail you when a solicitation, addendum or award notice is posted regarding the class code(s) that were selected.

If you need assistance, then please contact the Illinois Procurement Bulletin Help Desk toll free at 1-866-ILL-BUYS (1-866-455-2897). Please note that registration is not required if you only want to browse through the site; however, you need to register with CMS to view any RFSPs or solicitations.

Once you are registered, you may access a solicitation by clicking on “IllinoisBid”.  On the top right of the page, select “Sort Agency”. For State Board of Education’s solicitations, scroll down to “SBE” and click on the triangle. The solicitation that you are seeking will be listed. Click on the solicitation number and the RFSP will be located at the bottom of the screen as an attachment.

Resources for Proposal Development

Information that summarizes the requirements for submitting a proposal as outlined in the RFSP is available at Tips for Completing Requests for Sealed Proposals (RFSP) PDF Format.

Ethics Requirements

Information about ethics, registration and reporting requirements, and limitations on campaign contributions for certain vendors and bidders can be found at http://www.sell2.illinois.gov/laws_regulations/.

Registration

Section 20-160 (b) of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin (30 ILCS 500) requires that “every bid submitted to and every contract executed by the State on or after [January 1, 2009,] shall contain (1) a certification by the bidder or contractor that either (i) the bidder or contractor is not required to register as a business entity with the State Board of Elections pursuant to this Section or (ii) the bidder or contractor has registered as a business entity with the State Board of Elections and acknowledges a continuing duty to update the registration; and (2) a statement that the contract is voidable under Section 50-60 for the bidder’s or contractor’s failure to comply with this Section.”

The Agency must reject bids that do not comply with these provisions.

Further information about this process can be found in Section 1.5207 of rules governing Procurement (44 Ill. Adm. Code 1.5037).

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