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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
RFP #R287146
Request for Proposal: Background Investigative Services
Award Info Published Wednesday July 19, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Bushue Human Resources, Effingham, IL
Amount: An estimated $120,000
An estimated start date of 8/7/2017 through 6/30/2020
7 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $280,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 1
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 Friday April 21, 2017
Addendum 3 has been added to answer vendor question. The bid due date remains the same.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday April 20, 2017
Addendum 2 has been added to answer vendor questions. The bid due date remains the same.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday April 18, 2017
Addendum 1 has been added to answer vendor questions and clarification purposes. This addendum is part of the proposal and needs to be signed and returned with the proposal. The bid due date remains the same.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday April 7, 2017
Bidders are strongly encouraged to carefully review the proposal document for state requirements, and confirm they have met the requirements before returning their proposal. This includes signing the bid, the BEP Utilization Plan, Form A or B which describes the requirements for being registered with the IL Dept of Human Rights, the IL Board of Elections, and the IL Secretary of State's office, as well as marking the Required Components on page 18. Proposals not meeting these requirements will be considered non-responsive. Respondents are also encouraged to address ALL of the bid specifications in their detailed narrative, using the same numbering system as in the solicitation. Proposals with gaps or missing information will be marked down.
First published Thursday, March 30, 2017
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:20 PM, Wednesday April 26, 2017:

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 - Constance Ratliff
Submit 6 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 no BEP goal for this procurement. 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
  • R287146Addendum1.docx (159 KB)
  • R287146Addendum2.docx (160 KB)
  • R287146Addendum3.docx (157 KB)
  • R287146BackgroundInvestigativeServices.docx (178 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • R287146BackgroundInvestigationsBidtab.pdf (356 KB)