Goods and Services

 

All Illinois Tollway purchases are done in compliance with the Illinois Procurement Code.

Non-construction supplies and services are procured under the rules of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). Construction procurements are completed under the rules of the Illinois Department of Transportation or the Illinois Capital Development Board.

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Buying Plan for Goods and Services

The Illinois Tollway's buying plan provides potential vendors a list of upcoming services, equipment and materials the Tollway expects to purchase.

The detailed list includes the initial term of each contract, the tentative timeframe for when the solicitation will be issued, and an estimated contract value range to provide prospective vendors with information they need to bid on Tollway contracts. It describes what equipment and materials will be purchased, listing items that include electrical generators, uniforms, winter roadway abrasives and vehicle paint. The buying plan also details services that will be provided by vendors, including technical assistance for small businesses and legal services.

Items


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Type: Invitation for Bid
Initial Term: 2 years
Estimated Value: $10,000.00 - $80,000.00
Tentative Issue Date: 2017- 1st Quarter
Type: Request for Proposals
Initial Term: 3 years
Estimated Value: $1 million or greater
Tentative Issue Date: 2017 - 1st Quarter

Type: Invitation for Bid
Initial Term: 2 years
Estimated Value: $80,000.01 - $249,999.99 
Tentative Issue Date: 2017 - 1st Quarter

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Current Solicitations

Some Goods and Services Solicitations may include additional documents (addendums, exhibits, maps, etc.). These documents are accessible by clicking on the white arrow in the gray box.

All Illinois Tollway solicitations above the small purchase threshold are posted to the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.

Title Description Due Date Additional Documents
16-0121 Addendum 1 16-0121 Addendum 1 Please be advised of the following changes to the above named solicitation: Bid Opening Date: The Bid Opening date of Friday March 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. has been re-scheduled to Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. 03/31/2017
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16-0121 Email Distribution Services 16-0121 Email Distribution Services The Illinois Tollway is seeking proposals from Offerors who can help provide cost-effective and time efficient customer communications serving as an email distribution vendor. The email distribution vendor also provides a depository for multiple email lists used agency-wide. The vendor is responsible for the housing and distribution of a variety of messages used to educate I-PASS users and other motorists within the 292-mile Illinois Tollway system about programs, policies and services. The Illinois Tollway email messages are created in-house and consist of See more... 03/31/2017
16-0121 Addendum 2 Addendum 2 Please be advised of the following changes to the above-mentioned solicitation: I. Questions and Answers: The following are questions received from Vendors and answers from the Illinois Tollway pursuant to the question and answer portion of the above-mentioned solicitation. The Illinois Tollway has provided its answers accordingly. 03/31/2017
Related Documents
16-0121 Email Distribution Services 16-0121 Email Distribution Services The Illinois Tollway is seeking proposals from Offerors who can help provide cost-effective and time efficient customer communications serving as an email distribution vendor. The email distribution vendor also provides a depository for multiple email lists used agency-wide. The vendor is responsible for the housing and distribution of a variety of messages used to educate I-PASS users and other motorists within the 292-mile Illinois Tollway system about programs, policies and services. The Illinois Tollway email messages are created in-house and consist of See more... 03/31/2017
16-0121 Email Distribution Services 16-0121 Email Distribution Services The Illinois Tollway is seeking proposals from Offerors who can help provide cost-effective and time efficient customer communications serving as an email distribution vendor. The email distribution vendor also provides a depository for multiple email lists used agency-wide. The vendor is responsible for the housing and distribution of a variety of messages used to educate I-PASS users and other motorists within the 292-mile Illinois Tollway system about programs, policies and services. The Illinois Tollway email messages are created in-house and consist of See more... 03/31/2017
Related Documents
16-0121 Addendum 1 16-0121 Addendum 1 Please be advised of the following changes to the above named solicitation: Bid Opening Date: The Bid Opening date of Friday March 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. has been re-scheduled to Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. 03/31/2017
16-0121 Addendum 2 Addendum 2 Please be advised of the following changes to the above-mentioned solicitation: I. Questions and Answers: The following are questions received from Vendors and answers from the Illinois Tollway pursuant to the question and answer portion of the above-mentioned solicitation. The Illinois Tollway has provided its answers accordingly. 03/31/2017

Bid Results

Individual Award Notices

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to begin

The Illinois Tollway’s buyers procure most goods and services under the small purchase threshold on a request for quote basis. Vendors may register in the Illinois Procurement Gateway (IPG) to be notified of such opportunities.

Most purchases of goods and services over the small purchase threshold are publicly bid on the Illinois Procurement Bulletin (IPB). You may register to receive email notifications of bid opportunities for state agencies for the commodities that you select. Registration is free. Although registration with the IPB is not necessary to browse the site, registration is required to download solicitations and to receive email notifications for all solicitations, addendums, and award notices.

 

How are bids awarded?

Each Invitation for Bid (IFB) or Request for Proposal (RFP) will state how the bid will be awarded. IFBs are generally awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. RFPs are evaluated and scored as outlined in the solicitation document.

View Current Tollway Goods and Services Solicitations

 

Where and when do I submit my bid?

Each bid document will identify the location, date, and time that the bid is due. The bid must be delivered prior to the start of the bid opening. The Illinois Tollway is not responsible for bids that are delivered to the wrong location or that are late due to weather, third-party deliveries, etc.

 

What if my bid arrives late?

Bids that do not arrive at the bid opening location prior to the start of the bid opening will not be considered. If the bid was in the Illinois Tollway’s possession but not at the bid opening due to fault of Illinois Tollway personnel, the bid may be considered. There must be substantive proof that the bid was in the Illinois Tollway’s possession prior to the start of the bid opening.

 

How do I find out who was awarded a bid?

The Illinois Tollway will notify successful and unsuccessful bidders in writing after the Board of Directors approves the award recommendation. Here is a list of Contracts and Awards for goods and services procurements.

Any additional information can be obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. This information is provided to the public as a guideline. If any of the information contained herein is in conflict with the bid documents, state rules, or state statute, then the documents, rules, or statute will take precedence.

 

State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services Business Enterprise Program

The Business Enterprise Program assists businesses owned by minorities, women, and people with disabilities gain access to State of Illinois contracting opportunities and participate in the competitive procurement process. The Business Enterprise Program is committed to fostering an inclusive and competitive business environment that will help these businesses increase their capacity, grow revenue, and enhance credentials. The Illinois Tollway encourages vendors to participate in the Business Enterprise Program (BEP) on contracts for goods and services as both prime and subcontractors. To qualify as an eligible BEP vendor, the standards established by “The Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act” (30 ILCS 575/1) must be followed. BEP certification with the State of Illinois can also open the door to opportunities with other public and private entities which are looking for diverse suppliers. The BEP certification program is administered by the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS). In addition to its own certification process, CMS has a process for recognizing the following certifications:

  • City of Chicago
  • Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
  • Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
  • METRA
  • PACE
  • Cook County
  • Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Women’s Business Development Center

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State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services Veterans Business Program

The Veterans Business Program assists businesses owned by veterans and service-disabled veterans gain access to State of Illinois contracting opportunities and participate in the competitive procurement process. The Veterans Business Program is committed to fostering an inclusive and competitive business environment that will help these businesses increase their capacity, grow revenue, and enhance credentials. The Illinois Tollway encourages vendors to participate in the Veterans Business Program (VBP) on contracts for goods and services as both prime and subcontractors. To qualify as an eligible VBP vendor, the standards established by the “Veterans Preference Act” (30 ILCS 55) must be followed. The VBP certification program is administered by the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS). In addition to its own certification process, CMS has a process for recognizing the following certifications:

  • Cook County (Veteran/Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise)
  • United States Department of Veteran Affairs-Center for Verification and Evaluations (CVE) VOSB/SDVOSB

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Chief Procurement Office for General Services Small Business Set-Aside Program

The Small Business Set-Aside Program promotes the economic development of small Illinois companies (revenues less than $8 million for retail or service business, less than $13 million for wholesale companies, and less than $14 million for construction companies. For manufacturing, the state defines small business based on gross revenue (less than $13 million) and employees (less than 250). This program has specific benefits for providers of goods and services:

  • 673 supply and service classifications set aside
  • One-time commodity and service procurements below the small purchase threshold are set aside for registered small businesses

Find more information

Search the Small Business Vendors Directory

Apply for the Small Business Set-Aside Program

Related Links

The links below are useful tools when searching for procurement-related matters.

  • Illinois Procurement Bulletin (IPB)- Illinois Tollway solicitations over the small purchase threshold are published on the Illinois Procurement Bulletin. The IPB also advertises procurement opportunities with other State agencies.
  • Illinois Procurement Gateway (IPG) - Information related to vendor enrollment and registration. The IPG is a web-based system that serves as the primary location for entering, organizing, and reviewing vendor information.
  • Sell2Illinois - Information on how to do business with the State of Illinois including how to register your business in the Business Enterprise Program or the Veterans Business Program.
  • Central Management Service (CMS) - More information related to the Illinois Department of Central Management Services and the various CMS programs and services.
  • Illinois Department of Transportation - Information related to the State’s largest transportation system and construction-related procurements.
  • Capital Development Board - Information related to construction management and renovations for the State of Illinois government buildings and facilities.
  • Chief Procurement Office (CPO) - Information related to business opportunities and procurement resources from the CPO for General Services including how to register your business in the State’s Small Business Set-Aside Program.