|This notice is to provide information about an upcoming solicitation. Prospective respondents are prohibited from communicating with state employees other than the designated contact regarding this matter prior to the release of the solicitation. The solicitation will provide a forum and include procedures for submitting questions to the State.|
The State of Illinois, acting through its Department of the Lottery, intends to issue a request for qualifications and proposals from responsible entities to meet the State’s needs to provide all equipment, goods and services and perform, as private manager, all functions necessary to operate the Illinois Lottery (“RFP”). The RFP will solicit a new private manager to replace the existing private manager and will be governed by the rules drafted by the Chief Procurement Officer for the selection of the “successor manager,” which are contained in the Illinois Administrative Code at 44 Ill. Adm. Code 1.8000, et seq.
The RFP electronic data room (“Data Room”) is now open. The Illinois Lottery is offering the data in advance of the RFP in order to equally advantage potential respondents and maintain the highest level of transparency within the process. Information will be available within the data room on a rolling basis, and will occur in two stages. In the initial release, general Lottery information will be available to interested parties. A subsequent release will offer confidential information only to potential RFP respondents.
To gain access to the Data Room, prospective respondents must first complete a registration form and agree to be bound by the terms of the Illinois Lottery’s confidentiality agreement. Requests to gain access may be submitted via email to Helen.Kim@illinois.gov.
Thereafter, the Illinois Lottery will issue usernames and passwords to each prospective respondent within seven (7) business days of receiving the required forms.
Any questions concerning the Data Room may be submitted to Helen.Kim@illinois.gov.