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Illinois State University
RFP #JR103008
Request for Proposal: Feasibility Study McLean County, IL Bus. Incubator
Award InfoPublished Monday January 26, 2009
Awarded to:
Vendor: Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc., Sanibel Island, FL
Amount: An estimated $30,000
An estimated start date of 2/2/2009 through 2/1/2010
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 6
The University reserves the right to exercise an additional option for Business Plan services.
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 Thursday October 30, 2008
The bid opening date has been changed to November 6, 2008.
First published Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday November 6, 2008:

Purchasing Office
117 Hovey Hall
Normal, IL 61790-1220

Illinois State University and the Economic Development Council of the Bloomington-Normal, Illinois area have partnered on a project to develop a plan to create a business incubator for small to medium-sized businesses that will assist regional business development. It has been determined by the committee that it is essential to have a feasibility study and needs assessment written before developing a business incubator. Funding has been provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to Illinois State University (University) to facilitate project management for developing a comprehensive plan for building a business incubator in McLean County. Illinois State University therefore requests that a consultant who has expertise and experience in writing feasibility studies for business incubator projects submit a proposal to perform services in 2008-2009.
Based on the findings of the feasibility study, it will be determined whether it is advisable to embark on further planning and development for the business incubator in McLean County. If the feasibility study determines there is a market and need to develop a business incubator in McLean County, the next step will be to develop a business plan. The consultants who completed the feasibility study maybe asked at the discretion of the University to write a business plan for the McLean County Business Incubator.

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 10 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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