Request for Sealed Proposals (RFSP) for Competitive Contracts
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|The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is in the process of redesigning its agency website (www.isbe.net). The purpose of this solicitation is to engage a contractor in a scope of work to redesign the entire website in a way that complements work already underway in reshaping the agency’s presence through recent web projects, including the Illinois Report Card (http://www.illinoisreportcard.com) and a web reports portal (http://www.illinoiseducationdata.com). The scope of work will include: submission of a detailed plan of the architecture and technology (including a content management system); a review of other State Education Agency (SEA) websites and best practices; an analysis of potential stakeholders that will guide development of the new site in order to make it more user-friendly and improve users’ ability to navigate the site; a detailed plan for reorganizing and reformatting existing agency web pages that will be hosted on the redesigned website; a redesign of the business process currently in place for updating website content and a change management plan for implementation of the redesigned process; construction of the new website; reorganization, reformatting, and transfer of existing agency web pages to the new agency website; and on-site training for existing agency staff to be able to maintain the new agency website internally.||
January 5, 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) .
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/.
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).