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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Chicago State University
PA RFP #CSU051421

Professional and Artistic RFP: State Governmental Relations and Lobbyist Services

This procurement has been cancelled
Published Thursday May 27, 2021
There was a short period of time between posting the RFP and the mandatory pre-submission conference, which caused some vendors to become aware of the opportunity after the meeting had already occurred. This RFP is canceled. The RFP will be adjusted and reposted to the Bulletin in the near future, with more time provided between the posting and the pre-submission conference to ensure all prospective vendors are aware of the solicitation.
First published Friday, May 14, 2021
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Thursday June 10, 2021:
At the following address:
via Electronic Bidding
Chicago, IL 60628
via Electronic Bidding

Chicago State University invites proposals from qualified, responsive, responsible vendors to provide the University with State Governmental Relations and Lobbyist Services.

Vendors MUST submit proposals electronically via E-Bidding, no hard copies will be accepted. To use E-Bidding, a vendor must:

- Be registered in the Illinois Procurement Gateway (IPG) with an active unexpired State of Illinois Vendor Registration Number.

- Be registered with the Illinois Procurement Bulletin for Public Institutions of Higher Education.

See attached document that contains additional e-bidding instructions.

Vendors MUST submit a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Utilization Plan demonstrating their ability to meet the 20% BEP goal, or must provide documented evidence of unsuccessful outreach via a completed Good Faith Effort form within the Utilization Plan to support any claim for a waiver of the goal. Proposals that do not comply with this requirement will be disqualified.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Kent Clapsaddle
9501 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60628
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Nicole Krneta Rogers
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof.
This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval.
There is a 20 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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Specification Documents
  • BEPUtilizationPlan.pdf (2 MB)
  • CSU051421.pdf (12 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • UpdatedE-BiddingVendorInstructions7-17-2020.pdf (290 KB)