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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
RFP #R202273

Request for Proposal: Investment Banking Services

Award Info Published Wednesday November 27, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., St. Louis, MO
Amount: An amount not to exceed $500,000
An estimated start date of 12/9/2019 through 12/8/2021
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 6
11 proposals received - 7 responsive, 4 non-responsive.
20% BEP goal with Backstrom McCarley Berry & Co., LLC (MBE).
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 Monday October 21, 2019
Addendum 1 has been issued.
First published Friday, October 4, 2019
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Thursday October 24, 2019:
At the following address:
227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
The Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide Investment Banking Services related to the issuance of debt. Services include, but are not limited to, serving as senior managing underwriters and/or co-managing underwriters on the University's anticipated financings.
A non-mandatory pre-submission conference call will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST. Refer to section 1.5 of the proposal document for additional information.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Shannon Reed
227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1819
FAX: (309) 298-1927
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
Submit 1 original and 5 electronic 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.
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
  • BEPforms.pdf (306 KB)
  • R202273-InvestmentBankingServices.docx (220 KB)
  • R202273addendum1.docx (46 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • R202273bidtab1.pdf (77 KB)