|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.