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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative

Request for Proposal: Licensed Insurance Brokerage Services For Property

Award Info Published Friday December 18, 2020

Mesirow Insurance Services, Inc.Chicago, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $2,000,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 1/1/2021 through 12/31/2025
  • Renewals: 1 five-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $2,000,000
  • This vendor has agreed to extend their offer to other state universities of Illinois.

  • CS Insurance Strategies, Inc. (subcontractor)
    BEP [25% / $0]
  • Denjer, LLC (subcontractor)
    VBP [5% / $0]

Unsuccessful respondents (2)



3 total

1 successful respondent

2 unsuccessful respondents

1 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Kayci Puckett, (217) 244-9177

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Geno Marchizza

BEP percentages and dollars are estimates based on individual letters of intent.

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 November 18, 2020
Addendum 3 allows for virtual attendance of the public opening. Attendance is optional and not required.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday November 16, 2020
Addendum 2 addresses additional questions received.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday November 10, 2020
This addendum addresses questions received and extends the question and answer period.
First published Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 1:00 PM, Thursday November 19, 2020:
At the following address:
Kayci Puckett
Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative
1817 S. Neil Street
Suite 212
Champaign, IL 61820
via Electronic Bidding
IPHEC is seeking proposals from licensed insurance brokerage firms (Respondents) to provide servicing of property program insurance policies that transfer the financial risk of loss from IPHEC member universities to commercial insurers.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Kayci Puckett
Illini Union Book Store
807 S. Wright Street
Suite 340
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-9177
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Geno Marchizza
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof.
There is a 20 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
There is a 3 percent Veteran-owned business goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
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.

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Specification Documents
  • IPHEC2101Addendum1.pdf (171 KB)
  • IPHEC2101Addendum2.pdf (190 KB)
  • IPHEC2101BrokerServicesforPropertyInsurance.pdf (636 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • IPHEC2101Addendum3.pdf (128 KB)