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University of Illinois at Chicago
RFP #MEC223
Request for Proposal: American Sign Language and Interpretation Services
Award Info Published Wednesday October 17, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $1,810,500
Terms:
An estimated start date of 11/1/2018 through 10/31/2021
Renewals:
1 three-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,810,500
Vendor: CAIRS, Matteson, IL
Amount: An estimated $1,687,500
Terms:
An estimated start date of 11/1/2018 through 10/31/2021
Renewals:
1 three-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,687,500
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 2
Comments:
The scope of this RFP was to retain the services from qualified firms to provide American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation, Captioning, and Audio Description services to the campus at UIC. Specifically, proposals were requested for services in the following five areas: Group 1 - On-site Real-time Captioning Services; Group 2 - Remote Captioning Services; Group 3 - Print/Type Well Services; Group 4 - American Sign Language Interpretation; and Group 5 - Audio Description Services. No responses were received for Groups 1,3, or 5. One response was received for Group 2 from Classroom Captioning and is not recommended for award; three (3) responses were received for Group 4 - Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center (Anixter), CAIRS, and Quintana, Inc.. Anixter and CAIRS are recommended for award for Group 4. Proposals will be formally re-solicited for Groups 1,2,3 and 5 at a later date. Please see Attachment A below for the BEP Utilization Summary.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Lee Saulter.
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 January 11, 2018
Addendum 4 further clarifies vendor questions and the University's response previously submitted in Addendum 2.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday January 2, 2018
The opening date has been changed to Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 3:00 pm CST.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday December 26, 2017
Addendum 2 attached includes vendor questions and the University's responses.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday November 28, 2017
A Skype Meeting is made available for the Pre-Submission Conference. Please see details in attached addendum 1.
First published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Wednesday January 31, 2018:

Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203

The UIC Disability Resource Center wishes to retain the services from qualified firms to provide American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation, Captioning, and Audio Description Services for the University of Illinois at Chicago. A Pre-Submission Conference will be held on November 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm CST. Please forward an e-mail to maryc@uic.edu if you will be attending.

For additional information, contact:
Mary Cooke
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 413-1610
FAX: (312) 996-3135
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
Submit 5 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. Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details. The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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
  • MEC223Addendum1.pdf (60 KB)
  • MEC223Addendum2.pdf (315 KB)
  • MEC223Addendum3.pdf (41 KB)
  • MEC223Addendum4Final.pdf (738 KB)
  • MEC223Appendix1PricingFinal-P.xlsx (14 KB)
  • RFPMEC223AmericanSignLanguageandInterpretationFinal.pdf (593 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • MEC223-AttachmentA.docx (23 KB)