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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois Secretary of State
Bid #2020RealIDMediaBuy

Invitation for Bid: 2020 Real ID Media Buy

Award Info Published Thursday December 12, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Conroy Media, Ltd., Oak Brook, IL
Amount: $1,000,000
An estimated start date of 12/18/2019 through 6/30/2020
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
The award went to the lowest commission rate of $18,000.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, November 25, 2019
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:30 PM, Tuesday December 10, 2019:
At the following address:
501 S. 2nd Street
Rm 116 Howlett Bldg
Springfield, IL 62756
The Office of the Secretary of State is seeking qualified bidders to submit proposals for a REAL ID media buy to inform the public about the new type of the federally mandated driver license ID card. Media Buy shall include, but not be limited to, the purchase of radio and television air time and commission on air time and local and community newspaper ads and commission on ads.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Kelly Mehring
501 S. 2nd Street
Rm 116 Howlett Bldg
Springfield, IL 62756
Phone: (217) 558-3744
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb
There is no BEP goal for this procurement.
Solicitation documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office.
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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  • FormsA.docx (650 KB)
  • FormsB.docx (52 KB)
  • IFB2020RealIDMediaBuy20CM015021.docx (275 KB)