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Request for Proposal 

On September 27, 2013, the Governor’s Office issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations seeking to partner with the State on Pay for Success (Social Impact Bonds) projects across two issue areas:

  1. Increasing placement stability while reducing re-arrests for youth in Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services with histories of justice-involvement.
  2. Improving educational achievement and living-wage employment opportunities to reduce recidivism for justice-involved youth at high risk of reoffending upon returning to their communities.

Complete information on this procurement, including access to the full RFP, is available at the Illinois Procurement Bulletin in the IllinoisBID section (reference number: 22032020).  Free registration with the Bulletin is required to access the full RFP.

Instructions for submitting a proposal in response to this solicitation are provided within the RFP.  The RFP also provides guidance for indicating an Offeror’s Intent to Bid, as well as details on submitting Offeror Questions regarding this solicitation and attending an optional Offerors Conference.

The submission deadline for Offers was December 3, 2013.

Addendum to the RFP published on October 31, 2013

The State issued an Addendum to the RFP on October 31, 2013 to refine and clarify certain information contained within the State of Illinois’ original Request for Proposal. The State simultaneously published its written response to inquires submitted in writing and to questions raised at the October 17, 2013 Offerors Conference. The State also released two datasets that provide additional detail on Illinois’ justice-involved youth and dually-involved youth populations that may be useful in the preparation of Offers. All have be posted to the original solicitation at the Illinois Procurement Bulletin (reference number: 22032020); free registration with the Bulletin is required.


Addendum #2 to the RFP published on November 22, 2013

The State issued a second Addendum to the RFP on November 22, 2013 to refine and clarify certain information contained within the State of Illinois’ original Request for Proposal. This second Addendum has been posted to the original solicitation at the Illinois Procurement Bulletin (reference number: 22032020); free registration with the Bulletin is required.


All information contained within the Addenda and the State's Responses to Inquiries is binding on all Offerors who submit a proposal in response to this RFP. Specific changes to the RFP are highlighted in red text; deleted items are indicated by strikethrough. Should any written response differ from verbal guidance provided by the State at the Offerors Conference, the written response shall take precedence.

Any and all updates to the RFP will be published on the Illinois Procurement Bulletin (procurement reference number: 22032020).  Potential respondents are responsible for monitoring the Bulletin. Procurement information may not be available in any other form or location.  Information on the Bulletin shall supersede any information posted elsewhere, including on this website, that differs from that found on the Bulletin.

Offerors Conference


The State convened an Offerors Conference on October 17, 2013 at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago to address questions about this RFP prior to the submission deadline. Participation in the Offerors Conference is not required to submit an Offer in response to the RFP. State responses to questions received at the Offerors Conference and inquiries submitted in writing via email will be posted as an Addendum to the original solicitation on the Illinois Procurement Bulletin. A video recording of the Offerors Conference is linked to below. Only the State's written responses posted to the Bulletin shall be binding.


Award


In May 2014, Governor Quinn announced Illinois' first Pay for Success contract will increase support for at-risk youth who are involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in Illinois, commonly known as “dually-involved” youth.

The first contract awarded under this innovative initiative will go to One Hope United, in partnership with the Conscience Community Network (CCN), with whom the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget has entered into negotiations. The project aims to improve placement outcomes and reduce delinquency for dually-involved youth through evidence-based community alternatives to institutional care.

Illinois is the third state in the country to announce a PFS project and the first to implement PFS towards improving child welfare outcomes, as well as the first to partner with a network of community providers for service delivery.

More information is available in the May 5, 2014 press release and on the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.