Reference Number: 22027641
Request ID:12-0072247
Date First Offered06/28/2012
Title:RFP for Legal Services

Agency Reference Number:IBHE 2013-01
Agency:BHE - Board of Higher Education
Purchasing Agency:BHE - Board of Higher Education
Purchasing Agency SPO:Kylie Carter

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) is giving notice of its intent to award RFP Reference #22027641 to Burke Burns & Pinelli, LTD, to provide legal counsel and guidance to IBHE on a variety of issues related to IBHE's functions.

The RFP was categorized as Professional and Artistic Services. The names of respondents who submitted proposals are listed below. The proposals were distributed to an evaluation committee and evaluated in accordance with the evaluation factors included in the RFP. The technical scores were compiled and then price was opened and ranked from lowest to highest bidder based on the hourly rate for a partner.

Burke Burns and Pinelli, LTD, received the highest ranked score for technical qualifications and experience. Burke Burns and Pinelli, LTD, did not offer the lowest price, but the hourly rate is a fair and competitive rate in line with the other vendors. The award decision is based on the highest technical score.

The State Purchasing Officer concurs with this recommendation of award.

Key Information

Notice Type:Contract Award Notice

Notice Expiration Date:10/05/2012

Professional & Artistic:Yes
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:$120,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:The value of the contract is an estimate since services will be provided on an as needed basis. It is estimated that the cost of services will be $20,000 per year for 3 years with a 3 year renewal option. The contract begin and end dates are also estimates.
Length of Initial Term:36
Contract Begin Date:10/01/2012
Contract End Date:09/30/2015
Renewal Terms:36 months


Number of Responding Bidders:6
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:5
Total Number Awarded:1

Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
1. Greene and Letts
2. Rock Fusco & Connelly LLC
3. Johnston Greene LLC
4. Pugh, Jones & Johnson PC
5. Laner, Muchin, Dombrow, Becker, Levin and Tominberg, LTD
Source Selection:RFP

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
Burke Burns & Pinelli, LTD$120,000.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Alan Phillips
Street Address:431 E. Adams, 2nd Floor, Springfield, IL 62701
Zip Code:62701
Phone: 217-557-7353
Fax Number:217-782-8548

Class Code

Class Codes:S350 Legal/Legislative Services


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:


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