Reference Number: 22028795
Request ID:12-71207
Date First Offered10/03/2012
Title:Litigation, Real Estate, Employment and Labor, and Special Tax Counsel

Agency Reference Number:2012-HDA-LE-033
Agency:HDA - Housing Development Authority
Purchasing Agency:HDA - Housing Development Authority
Purchasing Agency SPO:Brian Quinn

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Authority utilized the RFP method for selecting firms to serve as legal counsel for four (4) areas of law: Litigation, Real Estate, Employment & Labor, and Special Tax counsel. Interested firms were allowed to respond to any combination of these categories and were evaluated seperately for each. This award notice lists five (5) of the firms selected for the first three (3) categories. The breakdown of firms selected for each category is located later in this notice under the award amount description. It is anticipated that one additional firm will be selected for the category of Special Tax Counsel as part of this solicitation; information regarding this additional vendor, once finalized, will be published at a later date as an addendum to this notice. The contract start and end dates are estimated and will begin upon execution of the contract.

The firms listed in this notice did not offer the lowest price of all the responding firms, however, the services contemplated in the solicitation are professional and artistic in nature, with the individuals and firms being qualified by education, experience, and technical ability. The firms being awarded scored the highest on the evaluation criteria for their respective categories of legal work. The Authority believes that the rates listed are fair and reasonable.

Key Information

Notice Type:Award to Other Than Lowest Responsible Bidder

Notice Expiration Date:04/26/2013

Determination that the Anticipated

Cost is Fair and Reasonable:
The Authority determined that the respondents with the lowest price were not the most qualified respondents. The vendors selected for award received higher scores during the RFP evaluation the Authority believes they are the most qualified.

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:$833,333.33 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Estimated. Schedule of Fees is as follows:

Litigation Counsel
Firm: Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.
Approved Fees: $285/hour blended rate

Firm: Peterson, Johnson & Murray Chicago, LLC
Approved Fees: $65-195/hour

Real Estate Counsel
Firm: Deutsch, Levy & Engel Chartered
Approved Fees: $275/hour blended rate

Firm: Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
Approved Fees: $255-$400/hour

Employment & Labor
Firm: Laner, Muchin, Dombrow, Becker, Levin and Tominberg Ltd.
Approved Fees: $175-$275/hour
Length of Initial Term:24
Contract Begin Date:05/01/2013
Contract End Date:04/30/2015
Renewal Terms:0


Number of Responding Bidders:22
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:16
Total Number Awarded:5

Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
Pugh, Jones, & Johnson, P.C.
Querrey & Harrow, Ltd.
Greene and Letts
O'Rourke, Hogan, Fowler & Dwyer, LLC
Johnston Greene LLC
Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, LLP
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.
Del Galdo Law Group, LLC
Kozacky & Weitzel P.C.
Reyes Kurson
The Evans International Law (T.E.I.L.) Firms, LLC
Greenberg Traurig
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Ice Miller LLP
Burke, Burns & Pinelli, Ltd.
Paul Williams & Associates
Source Selection:RFP

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
Peterson, Johnson & Murray Chicago, LLC$166,666.6720%0%
Laner, Muchin, Dombrow, Becker, Levin & Tominberg, Ltd.$166,666.6720%0%
Hinshaw Culbertson LLP$166,666.670%0%
Deutsch, Levy & Engel, Chartered$166,666.670%0%
Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, PC$166,666.6720%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Maureen G. Ohle, General Counsel
Street Address:Illinois Housing Development Authority
401 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 700
Zip Code:60611
Phone: 312-836-5339
Fax Number:312-832-2182

Class Code

Class Codes:S350 Legal/Legislative Services


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:


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