To obtain documents, log on:
Not registered? Register me now

Public Higher Education Bulletin

Governors State University

Request for Proposal: Underwriter Services

Award Info Published Tuesday June 22, 2021

Mesirow Financial Inc.Chicago, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $175,000
This vendor has earned the highest point total inclusive of technical and pricing proposals.
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2024
  • Renewals: None

Unsuccessful respondents (8)



9 total

1 successful respondent

8 unsuccessful respondents

3 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Tracy Sullivan, (708) 534-4990 Ext: 3018

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Nicole Krneta Rogers

Depending on market conditions, this amount is the estimated cost of refinancing bonds & certificates of participation inclusive of underwriter counsel. The amount does not include additional refinancing during the 36 month term. If elected that would require additional award posting/approvals.

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 Wednesday April 14, 2021
Amendment #1 includes a clarification regarding evaluation points. No questions were asked prior to the filing deadline.
First published Friday, April 2, 2021
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Monday April 19, 2021:
At the following address:
One University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484-0000
The University is seeking qualified firm(s) to serve as underwriter on the anticipated refinancing of existing University debt, as detailed in the specifications. Several attachments are available for download. All are incorporated into the RFP specifications, for reference.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Tracy Sullivan
One University Parkway
University Park, il 60484
Phone: (708) 534-4990 Ext: 3018
FAX: (708) 235-3970
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Nicole Krneta Rogers
Submit 3 copies of the response as defined in the specifications.
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.
There is no BEP goal for this procurement.
The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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.

Bulletin Navigation

To obtain documents, log on:
Specification Documents
  • D2103TMS.pdf (3 MB)
  • D2103TMSAmendment1.pdf (40 KB)
  • D2103tmsDoc1.pdf (2 MB)
  • D2103tmsDoc2.PDF (368 KB)
  • D2103tmsDoc3.pdf (1 MB)
  • D2103tmsDoc4.xlsx (17 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • D2103TMStallysheet.pdf (146 KB)