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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
PA RFP #R275551
Professional and Artistic RFP: Legal Services
Award Info Published Tuesday September 20, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Clark Baird Smith LLP, Rosemont, IL
Amount: An estimated $126,000
An estimated start date of 9/26/2016 through 6/30/2020
7 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $235,000
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4
Clark Baird Smith was determined to be the most qualified vendor. Their qualifications and experience in handling sensitive legal matters supports the University´┐Żs needs. Clark Baird Smith did not submit the low price; however their pricing was in line with industry standards.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Constance Ratliff.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday August 19, 2016:

227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

For additional information, contact:
Dawna Zimmerman
Sherman Hall 227
1 University Circle
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1819
FAX: (309) 298-1927
State Purchasing Officer - Tom Sestak
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. 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 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
  • R275551.docx (114 KB)
  • R275551Addendum1.docx (149 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • R275551bidtab.pdf (143 KB)