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Request for Sealed Proposals (RFSP) for Competitive Contracts

Title Brief Description Proposal Due Date
 22038363 – Financial Administrator for Proviso Township High School District 209 Financial Oversight Panel – Posted 8/4/2016

The purpose of the Request for Sealed Proposal (RFSP) is for ISBE to seek offers for a financial administrator to serve as the chief executive officer for the Proviso Township High School District 209 Financial Oversight Panel (FOP). The financial administrator will assist with the review of the district’s financial records and to make financial recommendations to the FOP.

Due to the financial difficulties Proviso Township High School District 209 had been experiencing, the district board on November 17, 2008, petitioned ISBE to place it under the guidance of a Section 1E Financial Oversight Panel (FOP). On December 18, 2008, the FOP was approved by the ISBE Board. On June 21, 2012, the State Board approved an Article 1H FOP for the Proviso Township High School District 209.  The FOP is currently in the process of reviewing all financial records to determine the most efficient financial operation for the district.

The resulting contract with the awarded Offeror shall have an initial term of upon execution through July 1, 2017.  In no event will the total term of the contract, including the initial term, any renewal terms, and any extensions exceed ten (10) years.  Subject to the maximum total term limitation, ISBE has the option to renew for the following terms:  four (4) additional one-year periods subject to an annual satisfactory evaluation in May of each year.  Renewals are contingent upon the satisfactory performance of the selected contractor and a sufficient appropriation and/or allocation from said school district’s general state aid. Any contract resulting from this RFSP is an obligation of the Panel and is not an obligation of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

9/1/2016 at 2:00 p.m. CST
This solicitation has No SBSA, No BEP goal, No Veterans Small Business Goal  

All RFSPs or Contract Award Notices for more than $20,000 are posted to the Illinois Department of Central Management Services’ (CMS) Procurement Bulletin. The website address is

For your convenience, a list of the State Board of Education’s RFSPs that are currently available is found above.  However, if you would like to receive any solicitations, please access the website address above to register as follows.

  • Select the “Registration” button that is located at the top of the screen and complete the form. The form requests information needed for a “subscription” to the Bulletin and will be used to send automatic e-mails to your business.
  • When registering, select the class code(s) that best describes the services or commodities that you wish to provide to the State Board of Education, or to other state agencies, if you wish to be informed of their solicitations.
  • Once you register and select the class code(s), CMS will e-mail you when a solicitation, addendum or award notice is posted regarding the class code(s) that were selected.

If you need assistance, then please contact the Illinois Procurement Bulletin Help Desk toll free at 1-866-ILL-BUYS (1-866-455-2897). Please note that registration is not required if you only want to browse through the site; however, you need to register with CMS to view any RFSPs or solicitations.

Once you are registered, you may access a solicitation by clicking on “IllinoisBid”.  On the top right of the page, select “Sort Agency”. For State Board of Education’s solicitations, scroll down to “SBE” and click on the triangle. The solicitation that you are seeking will be listed. Click on the solicitation number and the RFSP will be located at the bottom of the screen as an attachment.

Resources for Proposal Development

Information that summarizes the requirements for submitting a proposal as outlined in the RFSP is available at Tips for Completing Requests for Sealed Proposals (RFSP) PDF Format.

Ethics Requirements

Information about ethics, registration and reporting requirements, and limitations on campaign contributions for certain vendors and bidders can be found at


Section 20-160 (b) of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin (30 ILCS 500) requires that “every bid submitted to and every contract executed by the State on or after [January 1, 2009,] shall contain (1) a certification by the bidder or contractor that either (i) the bidder or contractor is not required to register as a business entity with the State Board of Elections pursuant to this Section or (ii) the bidder or contractor has registered as a business entity with the State Board of Elections and acknowledges a continuing duty to update the registration; and (2) a statement that the contract is voidable under Section 50-60 for the bidder’s or contractor’s failure to comply with this Section.”

The Agency must reject bids that do not comply with these provisions.

Further information about this process can be found in Section 1.5207 of rules governing Procurement (44 Ill. Adm. Code 1.5037).

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