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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RFP #1DJL1508
Request for Proposal: Intellectual Property Brokerage & Marketing
Award Info Published Monday July 13, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Foresight Science & Technology, Inc., Hopkinton, MA
Amount: An estimated $425,000
An estimated start date of 8/16/2015 through 8/15/2017
4 two-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,800,000
Vendor: TreMonti Consulting, LLC, Oakton, VA
Amount: An estimated $425,000
An estimated start date of 8/16/2015 through 8/15/2017
4 two-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,800,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 0
An award is being made to multiple firms in order to assure adequate service availability. The primary awardee for each technology area major category is identified below. In the event the primary awardee is unable or unwilling to provide services for a particular technology, the other awardee becomes the secondary service provider.

Foresight Science & Technology, Inc.: Electronics (Semiconductors, Photonics, Lasers, Solar), Energy, Environmental, Healthcare, Imaging, Software.

TreMonti Consulting, LLC: Agriculture, Communications, Computers, Electronics (Data Processing, Data Management, Software), Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Research Tools.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Cathy Link.
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 Wednesday December 3, 2014
The purpose of this Amendment 1 is to provide answers to questions submitted by potential respondents.
First published Thursday, October 23, 2014
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday December 9, 2014:

Purchasing Division
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820

The University of Illinois is seeking Proposals from qualified firms (“Proposers”) to provide, on an as needed basis, contingency fee or fixed fee based marketing, licensing, and/or brokerage services for the commercialization of University intellectual property and the transfer to the public sector.

For additional information, contact:
Danny Lienard
Phone: (217) 333-0777
FAX: (217) 239-6869
State Purchasing Officer - Cathy Link
Submit one (1) original and five (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. This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. 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.

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Specification Documents
  • 1DJL1508MarketingBrokerageLicensingSvcs.docx (303 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • 1DJL1508MarketingBrokerageLicensingSvcsA1.pdf (100 KB)