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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RFP #1TLC1602
Request for Proposal: Outside Counsel for Public Finance Legal Services
Renewal Info
Published Thursday June 7, 2018
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Freeborn & Peters LLP
Amount: An estimated $330,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2021
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Potential Future Renewals: $330,000
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Aaron M. Finder.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday May 29, 2018
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Amount: An estimated $1,008,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2021
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Potential Future Renewals: $1,209,600
Vendor: Chapman & Cutler LLP
Amount: An estimated $708,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2021
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Potential Future Renewals: $849,600
Vendor: Nixon Peabody LLP
Amount: An estimated $1,008,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2021
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Potential Future Renewals: $1,209,600
Vendor: Pugh, Jones & Johnson, P.C.
Amount: An estimated $1,008,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2021
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Potential Future Renewals: $1,209,600
Vendor: Ice Miller LLP
Amount: An estimated $1,008,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2021
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Potential Future Renewals: $1,209,600
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Aaron M. Finder.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Thursday December 10, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $840,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 1/1/2016 through 6/30/2018
Renewals:
2 three-year
Potential Future Renewals: $2,217,600
Vendor: Chapman & Cutler LLP, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $590,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 1/1/2016 through 6/30/2018
Renewals:
2 three-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,557,600
Vendor: Freeborn & Peters LLP, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $250,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 1/1/2016 through 6/30/2018
Renewals:
2 three-year
Potential Future Renewals: $660,000
Vendor: Nixon Peabody LLP, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $840,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 1/1/2016 through 6/30/2018
Renewals:
2 three-year
Potential Future Renewals: $2,217,600
Vendor: Pugh, Jones & Johnson, P.C., Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $840,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 1/1/2016 through 6/30/2018
Renewals:
2 three-year
Potential Future Renewals: $2,217,600
Vendor: Quarles & Brady LLP, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $840,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 1/1/2016 through 6/30/2018
Renewals:
2 three-year
Potential Future Renewals: $2,217,600
Vendor: Ice Miller LLP, Indianapolis, IN
Amount: An estimated $840,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 1/1/2016 through 6/30/2018
Renewals:
2 three-year
Potential Future Renewals: $2,217,600
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 11
Comments:
An award is being made to multiple firms in order to assure adequate service availability pursuant to 44 Ill. Adm. Code 4.2036(b), standard procurement rules. Vendors are shown below as the primary recipient with other awardees (secondary, tertiary, etc.) may receive orders in the event the primary vendor is unable to provide the services. CATEGORY 1: BOND COUNSEL Primary Firm: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Secondary Firm: Chapman & Cutler LLP, Tertiary Firm: Nixon Peabody LLP, Quaternary Firm: Pugh, Jones & Johnson, P.C., Quinary Firm: Quarles & Brady LLP, Senary Firm: Ice Miller LLP, CATEGORY 2: ISSUER'S COUNSEL Primary Firm: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Secondary Firm: Freeborn & Peters LLP, Tertiary Firm: Pugh, Jones & Johnson P.C., Quaternary Firm: Nixon Peabody LLP, Quinary Firm: Quarles & Brady, Senary Firm: Ice Miller LLP, CATEGORY 3: GENERAL PUBLIC FINANCING Primary Firm: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Secondary Firm: Chapman & Cutler LLP, Tertiary Firm: Nixon Peabody LLP, Quaternary Firm: Pugh, Jones & Johnson, P.C., Quinary Firm: Quarles & Brady LLP, Senary Firm: Ice Miller LLP
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
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 March 25, 2015
Amendment 3: The RFP opening date has been changed to April 7, 2015
This notice has been modified
Published Sunday March 22, 2015
The RFP opening date has been changed to April 2, 2015.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday March 20, 2015
Amendment 1 is to answer questions and provide clarification.
First published Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday April 7, 2015:

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

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, on behalf of the Office of University Counsel (â??Universityâ??), requests proposals from responsible law firms to meet its needs for public finance counsel services and related legal services on an â??as neededâ?? basis.

For additional information, contact:
Teri Merrell
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-3732
FAX: (217) 239-6877
State Purchasing Officer - Ben Bagby
Submit Two (2) 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
  • RFP1TLC1602OutsideCounselPublicFinanceLegalServices.docx (228 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • 1TLC1602Amendment1.pdf (25 KB)
  • RFP1TLC1602Amendment2.pdf (17 KB)
  • RFP1TLC1602Amendment3.pdf (15 KB)
Conflict of Interest Document
  • 1TLC1602COI04232018KattenMuchinRosenman.pdf (162 KB)
  • 1TLC1602COI4302018IceMillerLLP.pdf (146 KB)
  • 1TLC1602COIChapmanCutler04182018.pdf (495 KB)