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Title Brief Description Proposal Due Date
 Information Technology Business Analyst (Web-based Illinois Nutrition System (WINS))
The Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) Information Technology (IT) Division seeks an offeror to provide one business analyst on a time-and-materials basis to assist in the development and maintenance of Web-based Illinois Nutrition System (WINS).  An offeror may make an offer on the position by submitting the resume and a cost proposal for the candidate.  Offerors are only permitted to submit a maximum of one candidate for this RFSP.  

The resulting contract with the awarded Offeror shall have an initial term of upon execution of the contract 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 10 years.  Subject to the maximum total term limitation, the Illinois State Board of Education has the option to renew for the following terms:  Two (2) one-year renewal periods.
February 11, 2016
2:00 PM CST
 Early Childhood (EC) Data Systems Information Technology (IT) Support
The Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) Information Technology (IT) Division, in conjunction with the Early Childhood (EC) Division, seeks an offeror to provide a project team to assist in the development and maintenance of extant and future data systems as they pertain to the collection and organization of the State’s Early Childhood Program data. At minimum, the core project team should include one Project Manager, one Business Analyst, and two Programmer Analysts to perform the scope of work. Additional resources may be added by the offeror to ensure successful completion of deliverables.

The resulting contract with the awarded Offeror shall have an initial term starting upon date of 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 (2) one-year renewal options.
February 19, 2016
2:00 PM CST
 IT Consulting Services – Illinois Longitudinal Data System
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Information Technology Division (IT) seeks to issue a Request for Sealed Proposals to acquire one solutions architect, one project manager, one business analyst, and one outreach coordinator on a time and materials basis to assist in the continued development and maintenance of extant and future data systems as they pertain to the Illinois Longitudinal Data System (ILDS) Illinois Data for Fiscal and Instructional Results, Study, and Transparency (Illinois Data FIRST) grant projects. Offerors are only permitted to submit a maximum of one candidate per position for this RFSP. Awards may be offered to multiple vendors.

The resulting contract with the successful Offeror shall have an initial term of date of 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 (2) one-year renewals.
February 24, 2016
2:00 PM CST
Summer Food Service Promotion Campaign
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) seeks to contract with a vendor to conduct a multi-faceted outreach campaign.  The vendor will obtain direct mail lists, copy letter and envelopes, and undertake mailings.  The vendor will also get paid print space in newspapers aimed at recruiting sponsors and/or feeding sites in 24 counties where ISBE would like to boost participation.  In addition, the vendor will obtain announcement space and slots targeting high-needs area and children across the state so that they may participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) through approved feeding sites. 

The resulting contract with the successful bidder shall have an initial term which starts upon execution and runs through September 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 Illinois State Board of Education has the option to renew for the following terms:  two (2) one-year renewal period options.   
March 2, 2016
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 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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