Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Request for Proposal: Legislative Consulting Services and Lobbying
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents:
Vendor: Fletcher, O'Brien, Kasper & Nottage, P.C., Chicago, IL
An estimated start date of 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2020
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
The pre-proposal minutes and attendance sheet from the pre-proposal conference call have been uploaded.
First published Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday July 14, 2016:
113 Wakeland Hall, MC-6813
1215 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Southern Illinois University seeks proposals from individuals or professional firms including law firms to provide legislative consulting services and lobbying activities in support of the University's legislative agenda.
A pre-submission conference will be held June 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM. The call in number is 877-937-7966, passcode 1398794. Questions regarding technical requirements will not be answered during this call and should be submitted as directed in 1.4. This teleconference is to discuss State of Illinois requirements for submission of the solicitation only. Please have the solicitation document available for reference purposes. Attendance is highly recommended.
Registration for conducting business with the State of Illinois: (30 ILCS 500/20-43) Sec. 20-43. Bidder or offeror authorized to do business in Illinois. In addition to meeting any other requirement of law or rule, a person (other than an individual acting as a sole proprietor) may qualify as a bidder or offeror under this Code only if the person is a legal entity authorized to do business in Illinois prior to submitting the bid, offer, or proposal. Do not confuse this requirement with the Board of Elections certification. You may register to do business at http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/business_services/howdoi.html Failure to be in compliance at the time of bid opening will result in your bid being considered non-responsive.
If you do $50,000 worth of business annually with the State of Illinois, including the state universities, you are required to register with the State Board of Elections and obtain from them a certificate confirming your registration. Responses to Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information, and all other types of procurement solicitations are included in the calculation of this $50,000 annual amount, whether you receive a resulting award or not. If you do less than $50,000 worth of business annually, you may be exempt from the registration requirement.
Please include your Illinois Procurement Gateway registration number. If you are not registered, it is highly recommended that you do so. You may register at https://ipg.vendorreg.com. You do not have to be registered at the time of bid opening to be in compliance.
For additional information, contact:
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
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. 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.