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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
RFP #RR111820

Request for Proposal: Strategic/Financial Planning Consultant Svc

This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday November 10, 2020

The proposal submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 2:00pm local time. The location has not changed. The question deadline has not been extended.

Addendum #1 has posted. See attached files:


RR111820 Pre-conference Attendees

First published Monday, October 26, 2020
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday December 2, 2020:
At the following address:
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-0000

The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University is seeking proposals from firms to create a Qualified Pool of Vendors to provide strategic and financial planning, and other related projects.

NOTICE Pre-Bid Meeting

A voluntary pre-submission conference call will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 1000 a.m. CST, using the Zoom app, at which place and time all pertinent information will be shared. This pre-bid call is not mandatory, however, it is highly encouraged. You must register in advance for this meeting. The Zoom meeting call-in information follows and is also listed in the attached RFP document.


After the submission deadline, a recording of the solicitation opening is available upon request.

*Updated BEP Utilization Information*

A list of University-supplied NIGP commodity codes has been included in Part III of this solicitation's BEP Utilization Plan. Per the Utilization Plan's instructions, vendors who request a waiver from the goal on the basis of good faith efforts must exhaustively contact each vendor certified with the University-supplied commodity codes and document that contact in the Utilization Plan's Good Faith Efforts Contact Log. Waiver requests cannot be granted without exhausting outreach efforts in accordance with the Utilization Plan. For current and official BEP resources go to https//

If the list of University-supplied NIGP commodity codes excludes a code that a prospective respondent or BEP-certified vendor believes should be included with the solicitation, additional codes may be requested and must be submitted by the question deadline for this solicitation. These requests should be made through a commodity code addition form supplied by the University buyer assigned to this solicitation. Email the buyer to obtain this form. If requested, additional University-supplied commodity codes may be added to the Utilization Plan by addendum at the University's discretion.

Subcontractors must meet the same requirements as prime contractors to do business with Illinois State University.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Robyn Schuline
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-0260
FAX: (309) 438-5555
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
Submit 2 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.
There is a 20 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.

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
  • RR111820_Add01.pdf (274 KB)
  • RR111820_RFP_Documents.pdf (2 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • RR111820Pre-conferenceAttendees.pdf (52 KB)
  • RR111820_StateReminders.pdf (224 KB)