Reference Number: 22041362
Request ID:
Date First Offered01/10/2018
Title:SBE: High School Accountability Assessments

Agency Reference Number:586
Agency:SBE - State Board of Education
Purchasing Agency:SBE - State Board of Education
Purchasing Agency SPO:David Littrell

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is seeking to award this Request for Sealed Proposals (RFSP) to The College Board to provide a set of three aligned assessments of English language arts (ELA) and mathematics that require limited or no adaptation or augmentation for students in a secondary education program in grades 9, 10 and 11. The assessments will be administered during the school day starting in spring 2019. The final of these assessments shall be a nationally recognized college entrance exam for the purpose of student application or admissions consideration.

The initial term of this contract will run from date of contract execution through June 30, 2021. This contract will have three (3) one-year renewal options.

The initial term of the contract will not exceed $29,131,079.05 without a formal change order.

Key Information

Notice Type:Contract Award Notice

Notice Expiration Date:07/02/2018

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

Does this solicitation contain a BEP or DBE requirement?:Yes

Does this solicitation contain a Veteran requirement?:Yes

Relevant Category:General Services

Total Amount of Award:$59,763,449.38 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Estimated total is based on a fixed price of $8.25 per test cost for 9th Grade: PSAT 8/9, $12.00 per test cost for 10th Grade: PSAT 10, $46.00 per test for Grade 11: SAT School Day with essay. The pricing for the three one-year renewal periods will be available with "per test taker" prices capped at no more than 3% greater than the prior year.

A Cohort Survival methodology calculation uses FY18 student enrollment and adjusts this amount by applying a 5-year average of the cohort survival percentage to project the number of students for each grade from FY19 through FY24. The projected number of students is then multiplied by the estimated 98% testing participation rate to estimate the testing volumes for each grade for each fiscal year. The estimated testing volumes are then multiplied by the unit cost (i.e. the cost per test) for each grade to calculate the total costs of the award. This methodology projected a total six year cost of $59,763,449.38.
Length of Initial Term:36
Contract Begin Date:07/01/2018
Contract End Date:06/30/2021
Renewal Terms:Three (3) one-year renewal options


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

Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
ACT, Inc.
Source Selection:RFP

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
The College Board$59,763,449.3812%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Craig Foxall
Street Address:100 N. First Street
Zip Code:62777
Phone: 217.785.8777
Fax Number:217.557.5839

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:918 38 Education and Training Consulting
924 20 Examination and Testing


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