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Request for Sealed Proposals (RFSP) for Competitive Contracts


Title Brief Description Proposal Due Date
Individualized Education Program (IEP) – Special Education Tracking and Reporting Training – 22037755
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is seeking offerors to provide professional personnel to maintain and support an existing software system and to provide support, training, and professional development for a new web-based software application which enables local education agencies (LEAs) and special education cooperatives/joint agreements to maintain and report data to ISBE regarding special education personnel and students with disabilities.

The resulting contract with the awarded Offeror shall have an initial term of upon contract execution or July 1, 2016 (whichever is later) through June 30, 2017. In no event will the total term of the contract, including the initial term, any renewal terms, and any extensions exceed ten (10) years. Subject to the maximum total term limitation, ISBE has the option to renew for the following terms: four (4) additional one-year periods.
May 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. CST

( This solicitation has a 20% BEP goal and a 3% Veteran Small Business Goal. )
Training and Professional Development to Support the Education of English Learners - 22037636
The Illinois State Board of Education Division of English Language Learning is seeking a contractor that will develop and implement a statewide professional development plan to support school districts in furthering the education of their English learners (ELs), from preschool to grade 12. The resulting contract from this Request For Sealed Proposal (RFSP) will be a part of a differentiated support system designed to build the capacity of districts to meet the needs of ELs as part of their continuous improvement efforts. The Statewide System of Support includes Foundational Services through a Regional Office of Education, providing professional development trainings and resources to all school districts. In addition to other activities, this contract would provide support as a partner within that system and other venues.

The resulting contract with the awarded Offeror shall have an initial term of July 1, 2016 or date of contract execution, whichever is later, through June 30, 2017. In no event will the total term of the contract, including the initial term, any renewal terms, and any extensions exceed ten (10) years. Subject to the maximum total term limitation, the Illinois State Board of Education has the option to renew for the following terms: four (4) additional one-year renewal periods or any part thereof.
June 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. CST

( This solicitation has a 5% BEP goal and a 3% Veteran Small Business Goal. )
Technical Assistance to Support the Education of English Learners – 22037635
The Illinois State Board of Education’s Division of English Language Learning seeks a contractor that will provide a statewide system of technical assistance to support improvements in the education of English Learners (ELs). The technical assistance will be specifically structured with resources that will provide expertise to school districts to improve core instructional programs for ELs, build capacity, and improve coordination of district programs and resources to increase academic results of ELs.

The resulting contract with the awarded Offeror shall have an initial term of date of contract execution or July 1, 2016 (whichever is later) through June 30, 2017. In no event will the total term of the contract, including the initial term, any renewal terms, and any extensions exceed ten (10) years. Subject to the maximum total term limitation, the Illinois State Board of Education has the option to renew for the following terms: four (4) additional one-year renewal periods or any part thereof.
June 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. CST

( This solicitation has a 5% BEP goal and a 3% Veteran Small Business Goal. )

All RFSPs or Contract Award Notices for more than $20,000 are posted to the Illinois Department of Central Management Services’ (CMS) Procurement Bulletin. The website address is www.purchase.state.il.us.

For your convenience, a list of the State Board of Education’s RFSPs that are currently available is found above.  However, if you would like to receive any solicitations, please access the website address above to register as follows.

  • Select the “Registration” button that is located at the top of the screen and complete the form. The form requests information needed for a “subscription” to the Bulletin and will be used to send automatic e-mails to your business.
  • When registering, select the class code(s) that best describes the services or commodities that you wish to provide to the State Board of Education, or to other state agencies, if you wish to be informed of their solicitations.
  • Once you register and select the class code(s), CMS will e-mail you when a solicitation, addendum or award notice is posted regarding the class code(s) that were selected.

If you need assistance, then please contact the Illinois Procurement Bulletin Help Desk toll free at 1-866-ILL-BUYS (1-866-455-2897). Please note that registration is not required if you only want to browse through the site; however, you need to register with CMS to view any RFSPs or solicitations.

Once you are registered, you may access a solicitation by clicking on “IllinoisBid”.  On the top right of the page, select “Sort Agency”. For State Board of Education’s solicitations, scroll down to “SBE” and click on the triangle. The solicitation that you are seeking will be listed. Click on the solicitation number and the RFSP will be located at the bottom of the screen as an attachment.

Resources for Proposal Development

Information that summarizes the requirements for submitting a proposal as outlined in the RFSP is available at Tips for Completing Requests for Sealed Proposals (RFSP) PDF Format.

Ethics Requirements

Information about ethics, registration and reporting requirements, and limitations on campaign contributions for certain vendors and bidders can be found at http://www.sell2.illinois.gov/laws_regulations/.

Registration

Section 20-160 (b) of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin (30 ILCS 500) requires that “every bid submitted to and every contract executed by the State on or after [January 1, 2009,] shall contain (1) a certification by the bidder or contractor that either (i) the bidder or contractor is not required to register as a business entity with the State Board of Elections pursuant to this Section or (ii) the bidder or contractor has registered as a business entity with the State Board of Elections and acknowledges a continuing duty to update the registration; and (2) a statement that the contract is voidable under Section 50-60 for the bidder’s or contractor’s failure to comply with this Section.”

The Agency must reject bids that do not comply with these provisions.

Further information about this process can be found in Section 1.5207 of rules governing Procurement (44 Ill. Adm. Code 1.5037).

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