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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative
RFI #JR011510
Request for Information: Auxiliary Insurance Broker Web-based Services
First published Friday, December 18, 2009
Responses will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday January 15, 2010:

Purchasing Office
117 Hovey Hall
Normal, IL 61790-1220

The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University on the behalf of the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) regarding a web-based platform to provide IPHEC universities with a method to provide students, faculty and staff with access to a variety of insurance products and services that they can purchase for their own use.
This pre-solicitation request for information (RFI) invites vendors to submit non-price information about the availability and functionality of products and services. IPHEC is an agent for preparing specifications, advertising, receiving, opening, tabulating, and evaluating competitive sealed bids on behalf of the Governing Boards of each member State University. IPHEC consists of all nine (9) state universities in Illinois.
IPHEC risk managers receive numerous inquiries from its students, faculty and staff about procuring different types of insurance coverages that are not offered through the universities (see full document for examples).IPHEC risk managers want to provide a solution for these types of situations. However, the member universities do not want to be involved in the transaction. A web-based portal should provide students, faculty and staff with a menu of options of the products you represent, a payment method (such as credit and/or debit cards) and the ability to obtain proof of insurance.The web-based portal needs to have the ability to be customized for each individual IPHEC member institution because not every institution may want to offer the same menu of services.
No university may receive any revenue from these transactions, nor will any university make payment for these transactions and services. The goal is to facilitate and not manage the transaction. If IPHEC makes an award, the Proposer may be expected to enter into separate contracts with the individual universities and not with IPHEC.

For additional information, contact:
Judy Johnson
Illinois State University
Campus Box 1220 Purchasing
Normal, IL 61790
Phone: (309) 438-7291
FAX: (309) 438-5555
Submit electronic 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.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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