Reference Number: 22023116
Request ID:11-57959
Date First Offered12/01/2011
Title:IFA - IFA Legislative Services RFP FY'12-15

Agency Reference Number:11-57959
Agency:IFA - Illinois Finance Authority
Purchasing Agency:IFA - Illinois Finance Authority
Purchasing Agency SPO:Denise Hudson

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
On December 1, 2011, the Illinois Finance Authority (IFA), requested publication of an RFP for Legislative Services. The RFP was categorized as Professional and Artistic services. The bid opening date was December 27, 2011, and five (5) proposals were received and recorded. The names of all Respondents who submitted proposals are listed below.

1. Government Navigation Group
2. Howard Kenner Government Consulting
3. Rick Cornell and Associates
4. Illinois Government Affairs Management
5. The Tyson Group

The proposals were distributed to an Evaluation Committee (EC) and evaluated in accordance with the evaluation factors included in the RFP. The technical scores and comments were complied and then price was opened and ranked from lowest to highest bidder. The Tyson Law Group was the lowest bidder.

Howard Kenner Government Consulting received the highest ranked score for technical qualifications and experience and although his pricing score ranked third (3rd) out of five (5) proposals, the hourly rates to be charged by Howard Kenner Government Consulting are within market range.
The EC is recommending award to Howard Kenner Government Consulting based on his qualifications and experience. This firm will assist the IFA with certain legislative initiatives, including changes to its enabling act.

The State Purchasing Officer concurs with this recommendation of award.

Key Information

Notice Type:Contract Award Notice

Notice Expiration Date:04/19/2012

Professional & Artistic:Yes
Small Business Set-Aside:No

Does this solicitation contain a BEP or DBE requirement?:Yes

Does this solicitation contain a Veteran requirement?:

Relevant Category:General Services

Total Amount of Award:$220,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Initial term of 14 months = $100,000; 2 one-year renewals terms of $60,000 for a total of $220,000.00
Length of Initial Term:14
Contract Begin Date:05/01/2012
Contract End Date:06/30/2013
Renewal Terms:2


Number of Responding Bidders:5
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:4
Total Number Awarded:1

Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
Rick Cornell & Associates
Government Navigation Group
The Tyson Law Group
Illinois Government Affairs Management
Source Selection:RFP

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
Howard Kenner Govt. Consulting$220,000.00100%100%

Notice Contact
Name: Norma J. Sutton
Street Address:100 W. Randolph, Ste. 4-500, Chicago 60601
Zip Code:60601
Phone: 312-814-3725
Fax Number:312-814-6886

Class Code

Class Codes:S350 Legal/Legislative Services
S380 Management; Consulting; & Public Relations (non-EDP) Services
S420 Personnel Services


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