Reference Number: 22037024
Request ID:16-95483
Date First Offered01/25/2016
Title:Workforce (WIOA) Technical Assistance RFP - P&A

Agency Reference Number:95486
Agency:CEO - Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Purchasing Agency:CEO - Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Purchasing Agency SPO:Jean Sandstrom

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (Department) Office of Employment and Training utilized the RFP method for selecting a Certified Public Accounting firm to provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) technical assistance, monitoring and compliance, and other services to the Department and its WIOA grantees statewide. The WIOA grantees are local governments, non-profit organizations and other public-private partners. The services are to be provided on an as-needed basis.

It is the determination of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity that Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP scored the highest on the technical evaluation criteria. Because 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, price was not a scored criteria. The Department believes that the blended rate listed is fair and reasonable.

Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP - Blended Hourly Rate of $166.67/hr.

This procurement has been solicited under the guidelines for Professional & Artistic Services (P&A) under 30ILCS500/Article 35.

There is no BEP Goal.

For purposes of compliance with Section 511 of P.L. 101-166 and 101-517, (the “Stevens Amendment”), vendors are advised the total amount of federal funding available for the contract period will not exceed $2,040,040 and 100% of the funds for this program will be derived from federal sources.

Key Information

Notice Type:General Notice

Notice Expiration Date:07/20/2016
The Department determined that the offeror with the lowest price was not the most qualified offeror. The vendor selected for award received higher scores during the RFP evaluation. The Department believes they are the most qualified.

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?:No

Relevant Category:General Services

Total Amount of Award:$2,040,040.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:Estimated -- based on the blended rate of $166.67 per hour and 240 (estimated) hours per month.

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

Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
Crowe Horwath LLP -
Source Selection:RFP

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP$2,040,040.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Rick Rogers
Street Address:500 E. Monroe
Zip Code:62701
Phone: 217-524-8148
Fax Number:217-558-5146

Class Code

Class Codes:


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:946 31 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Services


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