Reference Number: 22021715
Request ID:11-0059930
Date First Offered05/17/2011
Title:Mediation Services Rebid

Agency Reference Number:2011-026
Agency:CFS - Children and Family Services
Purchasing Agency:CFS - Children and Family Services
Purchasing Agency SPO:Sharon Clanton

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has the intent to award the Center for Law and Social Work to provide Mediation Services for the Division of Guardian and Advocacy which includes the Administrative Hearings Unit. This unit provides the Federal & State mandate to provide a service whereby natural parents, children, foster parents and relative caregivers may obtain a n administrative hearing regarding specified disagreements they may have with child welfare services provided by the Department. Mediation, with a neutral third party (certified mediator), is the first step and in some cases the only step required to assist parties in resolving disputes.
The Center for Law & Social Work offers comprehensive mediation services to families involved with DCFS and was deemed the most responsive and responsible vendor during the evaluation process.

Key Information

Notice Type:Contract Award Notice

Notice Expiration Date:07/11/2011

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

Does this solicitation contain a BEP or DBE requirement?:No

Does this solicitation contain a Veteran requirement?:

Relevant Category:General Services

Total Amount of Award:$358,362.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:
Length of Initial Term:60
Contract Begin Date:07/01/2011
Contract End Date:06/30/2016
Renewal Terms:2


Number of Responding Bidders:2
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:1
Total Number Awarded:1

Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
Coleman Legal Services, PC
Source Selection:RFP

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
Center for Law & Social Work$358,362.00

Notice Contact
Name: Sharon Clanton
Street Address:100 W. Randolph Street 6th floor
Zip Code:60601
Phone: 312-814-9290
Fax Number:312-814-4747

Class Code

Class Codes:S350 Legal/Legislative Services
S400 Miscellaneous Services


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:


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