Chicago State University
PA RFP #CSU061021

Professional and Artistic RFP: CSU061021

Award Info Published Friday October 15, 2021

Paul L Williams & Associates PCChicago, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $72,000
  • BEP [100% / $72,000]
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 11/1/2021 through 10/31/2022
  • Renewals: 9 one-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $688,320

Unsuccessful respondents (2)



3 total

1 successful respondent

2 unsuccessful respondents

1 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Kent Clapsaddle

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Nicole Krneta Rogers

The selected vendor is not the lowest offer, but was determined to be the most capable through evaluation.

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 Tuesday July 6, 2021

This addendum is being issued to:

1. Remind prospective vendors of two absolute requirements that must be satisfied prior to submitting a proposal.

2. Call attention to an IDHR process that may be taking longer than it has in the past.

3. Provide information in response to questions raised during the optional pre-submission conference.

4. Remind vendors of deadlines and due dates.

First published Monday, June 14, 2021
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Thursday July 22, 2021:
At the following address:
via Electronic Bidding
Chicago, IL 60628
via Electronic Bidding

Chicago State University invites proposals from qualified, responsive, responsible vendors to provide the University with State Governmental Relations and Lobbyist Services.

Vendors MUST submit proposals electronically via E-Bidding, no hard copies will be accepted. To use E-Bidding, a vendor must:

- Be registered in the Illinois Procurement Gateway (IPG) with an active unexpired State of Illinois Vendor Registration Number.

- Be registered with the Illinois Procurement Bulletin for Public Institutions of Higher Education.

See attached document that contains additional e-bidding instructions.

Vendors MUST submit a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Utilization Plan demonstrating their ability to meet the 20% BEP goal, or must provide documented evidence of unsuccessful outreach via a completed Good Faith Effort form within the Utilization Plan to support any claim for a waiver of the goal. Proposals that do not comply with this requirement will be disqualified.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Kent Clapsaddle
9501 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60628
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Nicole Krneta Rogers
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.
There is a 20 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.

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.


To obtain any of the following documents, please log into your Bulletin account.

Specification Documents

  • Addendum1CSU061021.pdf (622 KB)
  • BEPUtilizationPlan.pdf (2 MB)
  • CSU061021.pdf (12 MB)

Other Public Documents

  • UpdatedE-BiddingVendorInstructions7-17-2020.pdf (290 KB)

Public Opening Documents

  • CSU061021SolicitationOpeningTabulationRecord7-22-21.pdf (738 KB)

Conflict of Interest Document

  • CoIRaDPaulLWilliamsandAssocPC10-13-21.pdf (186 KB)
Log In


E-bidding is closed for this notice.

Learn more about e-bidding