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Request for Sealed Proposals (RFSP) for Competitive Contracts

Title Brief Description Proposal Due Date
Child Nutrition Programs Administrative Review Official
The purpose of the RFSP is to contract with a sole proprietor or a firm employing individual(s) to conduct administrative reviews for Child Nutrition Programs (Child and Adult Care Food Program [CACFP], Summer Food Service Program [SFSP], and the National School Lunch Program [NSLP]) on as as-needed basis. Only one individual is needed to conduct the hearing or record review. The number of requests for administrative reviews varies within a given year; during FY 2014 there were approximately four hearings and 23 record reviews.

The resulting contract with the awarded offeror shall have an initial term of date of contract execution 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:  two additional, two-year periods.
July 14, 2015
2:00 PM CST
School-Based HIV/STD Prevention Grant Sexual Health Services
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has received a Federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote Adolescent Health Through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention and School-Based Surveillance. One of the requirements of the grant is to promote the access, quality, and quantity of Sexual Health Services (SHS) for youth in selected priority school districts. Eleven (11) “priority” school districts in Illinois were selected  to be recipients of the services provided through this Federal grant based upon data obtained from the Illinois Department of Public Health showing the services were needed by this high-risk population. (See D.1.1 for a listing of priority districts.) For youth at disproportionate risk (YDR) of HIV/STD and teen pregnancy, such as students in alternative schools or alternative programs, delivery of sexual health services is especially important. The purpose of this RFSP is to select an Offeror to conduct an assessment of the selected high-risk priority school districts (grades 6-12), examining current practices in SHS, comparing those with best practice and making recommendations for improvement. The recommendations for improvement must be in line with the objectives of SHS as defined by CDC. Following the assessment, develop and conduct training for the selected districts on the identified needs related to the delivery of SHS. For more information, see

The resulting contract with the awarded Offeror shall have an initial term from date of contract execution through June 30, 2016. 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 ISBE has the option to renew for the following terms:  two (2) one-year renewal periods or any part thereof.
July 29, 2015
2:00 PM CST

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

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


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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