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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Chicago State University
RFP #KMC121420

Request for Proposal: Food Service Managment

Renewal Info
Published Thursday May 19, 2022
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: H&B Catering LLC
Amount: An estimated $3,600,000
Renewal: 1st of 4, 7/1/2022 through 6/30/2024
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Potential Future Renewals: $10,800,000
Comments: The awarded vendor is a BEP Certified Vendor.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Eleanor Curcuro.
The University has taken into account 30 ILCS 575/8i of the BEP Act in conducting this renewal.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Wednesday February 24, 2021

H&B Catering LLCChicago, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $2,300,000
  • BEP [100% / $2,300,000]
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 4/1/2021 through 6/30/2022
  • Renewals: 4 two-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $14,400,000

Unsuccessful respondents (2)



3 total

1 successful respondent

2 unsuccessful respondents

1 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Kent Clapsaddle

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Nicole Krneta Rogers

The amount awarded represents the estimated cost for meal plan service for students living in the campus Residence Hall, all non-meal plan food service at the cafeteria, all campus catering, and all concession sales at the arena for the entire initial term.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

This notice has been modified
Published Thursday December 31, 2020
Addendum #3 is posted to provide meeting / call-in info for the public RFP opening scheduled for Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 3pm CST. This addendum is informational only and vendors' acknowledgement does not need to be submitted with proposals.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday December 24, 2020
Addendum #2 has been attached to the notice providing the link to search for BEP certified vendors, and confirming the due date for proposals is Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 3pm CST.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday December 16, 2020
Addendum #1 has been attached to the notice highlighting BEP, IPG and Form B requirements.
First published Monday, December 14, 2020
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Tuesday January 5, 2021:
At the following address:
Only Via E-Bidding
Chicago, IL 60628
via Electronic Bidding

Chicago State University invites proposals from qualified, responsive, responsible vendors to address Food Service Management for the campus located at the intersection of 95th Street and S. King Drive in Chicago, IL.

Proposals will be submitted only via e-bidding. Any prospective vendor MUST be registered through the Illinois Procurement Gateway (IPG) with an active, unexpired certification. 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% mandated BEP goal, or must provide sufficient documented evidence 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
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
  • Addendum1KMC121420.pdf (539 KB)
  • Addendum2KMC121420.pdf (568 KB)
  • Addendum3KMC121420.pdf (446 KB)
  • BEPUtilizationPlan.pdf (2 MB)
  • KMC121420.pdf (1 MB)
  • KMC121420Exhibits1and2-PricingOfferSheetandRenewalForm.xlsx (18 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • UpdatedE-BiddingVendorInstructions7-17-2020.pdf (290 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • KMC121420SolicitationOpeningTabulation.pdf (555 KB)