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.


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Items

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
16-0149 Reclosable Fasteners 16-0149 Reclosable Fasteners The Illinois Tollway is seeking a vendor to furnish and deliver reclosable fasteners. These fasteners are utilized by Illinois Tollway patrons to properly secure I-Pass transponders to the windshields of vehicles, which as a result allows for the proper electronic collection of tolls and helps to eliminate the issuance of toll violation notices. 02/10/2017
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16-0155 Bond Underwriting Services 16-0155 Bond Underwriting Services The Tollway requests proposals from financial firms to serve as Tollway’s Bond Underwriter in connection with bond issuances for new money and refunding purposes and possible issuance of other forms of indebtedness (“bond issue” or “bonds”). The Tollway intends to establish: (i) a “Senior Pool” of up to fourteen (14) firms qualified to serve as Senior Managing Underwriter or Co-Senior Managing Underwriter; and (ii) a “Co-Manager Pool” of up to fifteen (15) firms qualified to serve as Co-Managing Underwriter. NOTE: Respondents may only reply to one of the tw See more... 02/03/2017
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16-0141 Wood Sign Posts 16-0141 Wood Sign Posts The Illinois Tollway is seeking a vendor to furnish and deliver weather-treated grade #2 Southern Pine or grade #2 Douglas Fir wood posts for its Sign Shop. The two (2) sizes of the post cross sections are 4” x 6” and 6” x 6”. The Tollway requires the following lengths: 4” x 6” 6” x 6” 18 ft. 20 ft. 20 ft. 22 ft. 22 ft. 24 ft. This is a Small Business Set-Aside solicitation, Bidder must be qualified by the Small Business Set-Aside Program at the time bids are due in order for the bid to be evaluated. For complete requirements and to certify Bidder’s business in th See more... 02/01/2017
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14-0051R Diversity Management Web-Based Application Support and Maintenance Services The Illinois Tollway is seeking to enhance its ability to collect, manage, analyze and report data specific to the Tollway’s Diversity programs. The Tollway is looking for a Vendor to provide a Diversity Management Web-Based application. The requirements shall include, but are not limited to: • Contract compliance monitoring and reporting (i.e. tracking of various Diversity program achievements from goal setting through final payment, • Contractor and subcontractor related Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) statistics, • Earned Credit Program (ECP), Business Enterprise Program (BEP) and other See more... 01/30/2017
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14-0051R Addendum 1 Attachment 4 - Price Schedule 14-0051R Addendum 1 Attachment 4 - Price Schedule 01/30/2017
14-0051R Addendum 1 BEP 14-0051R Addendum 1 BEP 01/30/2017
14-0051R Addendum 1 Q-A Tollway Response 14-0051R Addendum Q-A Tollway Response 01/30/2017
14-0051R Addendum 1 VET 14-0051R Addendum 1 VET 01/30/2017
14-0051R Attachment 1 Mandatory Requirements 01/30/2017
14-0051R Attachment 2 Application Specifications Requirements 01/30/2017
14-0051R Attachment 3 Desirable Requirements 01/30/2017
14-0051R Attachment 4 Price Schedule 01/30/2017
14-0051R Exhibit 3 Goal Setting Worksheet BEP and VET Goal 01/30/2017

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.

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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.

 

Business Enterprise Program Participation

The State of Illinois has declared that it is the public policy of the State to promote and encourage the continuing economic development of disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned business enterprises and that disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned business enterprises participate in the State's procurement process as both prime and subcontractors. The Illinois Tollway encourages vendors to participate in this Business Enterprise Program ("BEP") on contracts for Goods and Services. The Business Enterprise Program for businesses owned by persons with disabilities, minorities and women and is committed to fostering an inclusive and competitive business environment that will help business enterprises increase their capacity, grow revenue, and enhance credentials. 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. The BEP certification program is administered by the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) Business Enterprise Program. In addition to its own certification process, CMS has a process for recognizing the following certifications:

  • Illinois Unified Certification Program (IL UCP) (IDOT)
  • Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC)
  • Women's Business Development Center (WBDC)
  • City of Chicago
  • Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA)
  • METRA
  • PACE
  • Cook County

A certification application can be obtained by contacting:
State of Illinois
Department of Central Management Services
Business Enterprise Program
100 West Randolph
Suite 4-100
Chicago, IL 60601-3218

(312) 814-4190 (Voice or TTY)
(800) 356-9206 (Toll-Free)
(312) 814-6664 (Fax)
http://www2.illinois.gov/cms/business/sell2/bep/Pages/default.aspx

 

State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) Veterans Business Program

The State of Illinois has declared that it is the public policy of the State to promote and encourage the continuing economic development of veteran-owned business enterprises and that veteran-owned business enterprises participate in the State's procurement process as both prime and subcontractors. The Illinois Tollway encourages vendors to participate in this program on contracts for Goods and Services. This program is committed to fostering an inclusive and competitive business environment that will help veteran-owned businesses to increase their capacity, grow revenue, and enhance credentials. To qualify as an eligible vendor, the standards established by the "Veterans Preference Act" (30 ILCS 55) must be followed.

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Small Business Set-Aside

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 (<$13 million) and employees (<250)). Currently, 673 classifications of services and commodities have been specifically set aside for small businesses. Most recently, IT consulting services was added to this list. Also, a number of contracts under $50,000 are set aside for Illinois small business competition. This program has specific benefits for providers of goods and services:

  • 673 supply and service classifications set aside
  • One-time commodity and service procurements of less than $50,000 are set aside for registered small businesses
  • Several state procurements are considered for the set aside program

Search the Small Business Vendors Directory

Small Business Set-Aside Program Fact Sheet

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