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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
PA RFP #SR091319

Professional and Artistic RFP: Outside Legal Service - Public Private Partnership

Award Info Published Wednesday November 13, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $400,000
An estimated start date of 11/26/2019 through 11/25/2020
9 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,800,000
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4
BEP Utilization summary reflected in SR091319_BidTab.pdf. No funds appropriated by the General Assembly will be used for this purchase.
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 Monday September 16, 2019
Addendum 2 has been posted as SR091319_Addendum2
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday September 12, 2019
The opening date for SR091319 has been extended to Friday, September 20, 2019 at 2 PM CST.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday September 9, 2019
Addendum 1, including responses to questions received, has been posted as file:


This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday September 4, 2019
A reminder of State requirements has been posted as file:


See attached files:


This list represents Illinois State University's outreach efforts for this solicitation only. It is attached here for the convenience of potential bidders, not as an official or comprehensive list of BEP vendors that are capable of meeting the solicitation requirements. For the most current and official BEP resources, go to:
This notice has been modified
Published Friday August 30, 2019
Due to some technology complications, the University will host an additional (non-mandatory) pre-submission conference call on Tuesday, September 3 at 10 AM CST. Vendors can call into the Conference Call at 888-822-7517 Access Code 5604312.

Additionally, the deadline for questions has been extended to September 3 at 3 pm CST.

First published Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Friday September 20, 2019:
At the following address:
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790
The University seeks to award a single contract to a law firm for professional legal advice and services related to the development, drafting, negotiation, and establishment of agreements to implement the University's proposed public-private partnership (P3) as outlined in the University Request for Proposal, NR012919 - Student Housing Partnership Development Projects.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Stacy Brown
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-1946
FAX: (309) 438-5555
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
Submit 2 copies of the response as defined in the specifications.

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
  • BEPUtilizationPlanV14-1.pdf (161 KB)
  • LetterOfIntentTemplateV14-1.pdf (109 KB)
  • SR091313_StateRequirementsReminder.docx (23 KB)
  • SR091319_Addendum1.docx (42 KB)
  • SR091319_Addendum2.docx (38 KB)
  • SR091319_OutsideLegalServicesRelatedtoP3.docx (260 KB)
  • SR091319_VendorList_LegalServices_SB-20190827.xlsx (17 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • SR091319_BidTab.pdf (309 KB)
Conflict of Interest Document
  • SR091319_COI.pdf (261 KB)