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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
PA RFP #L072122

Professional and Artistic RFP: Legal Services

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Tuesday November 1, 2022
The proposal received was not responsive.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday October 4, 2022
Addendum 2 has been uploaded.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday September 27, 2022
Addendum 1, Pre-Submission Conference Call Minutes, has been uploaded. An attendance sheet will not be uploaded since no firms participated.
First published Friday, September 16, 2022
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday October 12, 2022:
At the following address:
Procurement Services
900 South Normal Avenue
Woody Hall, Room 449
Carbondale, IL 62901-0000
The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University on behalf of WSIU Public Broadcasting, requests proposals from qualified firms to provide legal services on an as needed basis specific to public broadcasting television and radio stations for the categories specified below.
1. Preparing and filing with the FCC routine applications, reports, and non-controversial responses to various Commission inquiries. Will keep the stations abreast of the requirement that quarterly issues/programs lists be prepared and placed in their public files, and review such lists once a year for compliance with FCC policies.
2. Keeping the stations advised of significant changes in FCC rules and policies and related judicial proceedings which may affect their operation.
3. Keeping the stations apprised of proposed changes in FCC rules which may be of interest, and giving them the opportunity to participate in such proceedings by filing comments. Any such comments prepared by attorney however, are charged at our regular hourly rate.
4. Advising WSIUs managers and staff on a routine basis by telephone, letter, and e-mail concerning operational problems and FCC policies, such as new developments in the areas of the broadcast of lottery information, compliance with the equal time requirements of Section 315 of the Communications Act, and the sponsorship identification rules relating to underwriting announcements, as well as issues involving EBS lease and licensing.
A pre-submission conference call will be held September 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM. 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 Section 1.4. This conference call is to discuss BEP requirements and other State of Illinois requirements for submission of the solicitation only. Please have the solicitation document available for reference purposes.
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. The legal entity must be authorized to transact business or conduct affairs in Illinois prior to execution of the contract. Do not confuse this requirement with the Board of Elections certification. You may register to do business at
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. If it is discovered that the vendor is non-compliant, but made a good faith effort to comply with registration efforts prior to the date the bid or offer is due, a chief procurement officer may provide the bidder 5 business days to achieve compliance. A chief procurement officer may extend the time to prove compliance by as long as necessary in the event that there is a failure within the State Board of Electionss registration system. 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.
Effective January 1, 2011 communications regarding the specifications of this solicitation, which are not given in a public forum, are subject to public reporting. Questions regarding where the bid is to be mailed, the date and time of the opening or how to obtain a copy of the solicitation or any other procedural question will not need to be reported. The disclosure of the inquiries that need to be reported will include the name, address, phone number and email address of the person and firm making the inquiry. The reporting of this information will be published on the Procurement Policy Board website:
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 You do not have to be registered at the time of bid opening to be in compliance.
This solicitation contains a goal of 30% to include businesses owned and controlled by minorities, females and persons with disabilities in the States procurement and contracting / subcontracting processes and a goal of 3% to include businesses owned and controlled by military Veterans in the States procurement and contracting processes. All questions regarding any subcontracting goal must be directed to the Solicitation Contact. Failure to submit a Utilization Plan as instructed, if required, may render the response non-responsive. You MUST complete and attach the BEP Utilization Plan and Letter of Intent, which has been uploaded as L072122UtilizationPlan under Other Public Documents.
Please note the following shipping/mailing information. USPS mail will only be delivered to Procurement Services on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday however, FedEx and UPS shipments will be delivered directly to Procurement Services Monday through Friday. Therefore, please send your response to us either by UPS or by FedEx, so it does not have to go through Campus Mail before being delivered to Procurement Services. Your response MUST be delivered to Procurement Services by October 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Tina Logan
Phone: (618) 453-5751
FAX: (618) 453-6714
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
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 a 30 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
There is a 3 percent Veteran-owned business 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
  • L072122.docx (108 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • L072122Addendum1PreSubmissionConferenceCallMinutes.pdf (112 KB)
  • L072122Addendum2.pdf (124 KB)
  • L072122UtilizationPlan.pdf (2 MB)