Reference Number: 22039889
Request ID:
Date First Offered12/29/2016
Title:Litigation, Real Estate, Employment & Labor and Special Tax Counsel (P&A RFP)

Agency Reference Number:2016-HDA-LE-020
Agency:HDA - Housing Development Authority
Purchasing Agency:HDA - Housing Development Authority
Purchasing Agency SPO:Nanzi Cantero

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois Housing Development Authority ("Authority") is giving notice of intent to award contracts to the following firms to provide Litigation, Real Estate, Employment & Labor, and Special Tax Counsel services as listed below as well as to inform that several vendors who are identified in this notice have disclosed a potential conflict of interest that has been reviewed and cleared as required by the Illinois procurement code.

Litigation Counsel:
Peterson, Johnson & Murray Chicago, LLC (General)
Arnstein & Lehr LLP (Complex)

Real Estate Counsel:
Deutsch, Levy & Engel

Employment & Labor Counsel:
Laner Muchin, Ltd.

Special Tax Counsel:
Holland & Knight LLP

Start and end dates are estimated and will begin upon execution of the contracts.

Key Information

Notice Type:Award to Other Than Lowest Responsible Bidder

Notice Expiration Date:06/09/2017

Determination that the Anticipated

Cost is Fair and Reasonable:
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.

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?:No

Relevant Category:General Services

Total Amount of Award:$2,500,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Total amount of award is estimated based on the following fees:
Litigation Counsel:
Peterson, Johnson & Murray Chicago, LLC
Approved Fees: $220/hour

Arnstein & Lehr, LLC (Complex)
Approved Fees: $240-$395/hour

Real Estate Counsel:
Deutsch, Levy & Engel
Approved Fees:$125 - $275/hour

Employment & Labor Counsel
Laner Muchin, Ltd.
Approved Fees: $175-$275/hour

Special Tax Counsel
Holland & Knight LLP
Approved Fees: $460-$700/hour
Length of Initial Term:36
Contract Begin Date:07/01/2017
Contract End Date:06/30/2020
Renewal Terms:one 2 year term


Number of Responding Bidders:19
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:14
Total Number Awarded:5

Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
Howard & Howard
Burke, Burns, & Pinelli
Quintariros, Prieto, Wood, & Boyer
Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman
Del Galdo Law Group
Reyes Kurson
Egan & Alaily LLC
Hinshaw & Culbertson
Redacre Solutions Inc.
Michael Best
Ice Miller
Charity & Associates
Clark HIll PLC
Pugh, Jones, & Johnson
Source Selection:RFP

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
Peter, Johnson, & Murray Chicago LLC$312,500.005%0%
Laner Muchin, Ltd.$750,000.005%0%
Holland & Knight LLP$125,000.000%0%
Deutsch, Levy, & Engel$1,000,000.000%0%
Arnstein & Lehr LLP$312,500.003%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Amanda Carone
Street Address:Illinois Housing Development Authority 111 E. Wacker, Suite 1000 Chicago, Illinois 60601
Zip Code:60601
Phone: 312.836.5214
Fax Number:312.832.2169

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:961 49 Legal Services; Attorneys


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