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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative

Request for Proposal: Intercollegiate Athletic Accident Insurance

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Monday October 26, 2020
IPHEC did not receive any responsive responses for this solicitation. As a result, IPHEC is issuing a non-award for IPHEC2105 under section 4.2040 c)1)B) of the Higher Education Procurement rules.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday October 14, 2020
Addendum 2 provides a virtual attendance option for the public opening of this RFP. Attendance is optional. Registration information is provided in the addendum.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday October 1, 2020
Addendum 1 addresses questions received.
First published Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday October 14, 2020:
At the following address:
1817 S. Neil Street
Suite 212
Champaign, IL 61820
via Electronic Bidding
IPHEC is seeking proposals from qualified firms (Respondents) to provide intercollegiate athlete accident insurance coverage, plan administration and claim processing services according to the requirements of HIPAA and FERPA on an as-needed basis.

IPHEC members are seeking secondary coverage in excess of all other coverage for up to $90,000 per accident medical/dental maximum with benefit period of an initial five (5) year period. In addition, the policy should include accidental death and dismemberment or loss of sight benefit of a minimum of $10,000. Coverage will be for eligible student athletes, cheerleaders, student managers and athletic training students actively involved in University sports.

Currently health and accident insurance claims may be processed online as a Third Party Administrator (TPA). In these cases, the University?s sports claims processed by this on-campus office acting as a TPA for athletic insurance carrier will continue.

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.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.
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
  • IPHEC2105Addendum1.pdf (217 KB)
  • IPHEC2105Addendum2.pdf (154 KB)
  • IPHEC2105AthleticInsuranceClaimsPaid.pdf (77 KB)
  • IPHEC2105IntercollegiateAthleticAccidentInsurance.pdf (718 KB)