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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
RFP #GR061815
Request for Proposal: for Bond and Disclosure Counsel
Award Info Published Thursday September 17, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Chapman & Cutler LLP, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $360,000
An estimated start date of 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2020
5 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $360,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 10
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, May 14, 2015
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday June 18, 2015:

Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790

The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide Bond Counsel, Disclosure Counsel and consulting services on the University’s debt financing activities. On each financing issue, the selected bond and disclosure counsel and University counsel shall each perform the standard work usually delineated between those roles. The firm selected hereunder may also serve on other University financings that may arise during the course of this engagement.

For additional information, contact:
Gary Duffy
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-7611
FAX: (309) 438-5555
State Purchasing Officer - Tom Sestak
Submit 4 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. Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. There is no BEP goal for this procurement.

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
  • GR061815BondCounsel.docx (298 KB)
Conflict of Interest Document
  • GR061815ChapmanCulterCOIWaiver.pdf (131 KB)