James R. Thompson Center

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) is issuing a solicitation to seek competitive proposals to sell the James R. Thompson Center (JRTC) located at 100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

CMS is issuing this Request For Proposals (RFP) pursuant to Section 7.4 of the State Property Control Act, 30 ILCS 605/7.4, enacted by Public Act 100-1184 which was signed by Governor JB Pritzker, as amended, and other applicable provisions of Illinois Law. Public Act 100-1184 also created Section 1-35 of the Illinois Procurement Code, 30 ILCS 500/1-35, which exempts procurements related to the sale of the Property, including this RFP, from the requirements of the Illinois Procurement Code, provided that it is conducted substantially in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois Procurement Code.

CMS is issuing this RFP to prospective Developers interested in submitting proposals. CMS will utilize its staff to negotiate and execute the disposition of the JRTC and does not intend to utilize any brokerage services. Proposers must comply with the terms of this RFP during the procurement and in their proposals. CMS, in its discretion, may reject and not review or consider unsolicited or nonconforming proposals.

All questions about the solicitation should be directed in writing to by July 12, 2021 at 5:00p.m Central. CMS will publish responses to all written questions by no later than July 21, 2021 at 5:00p.m. Central. All proposals must be submitted in the format identified in the solicitation by no later than August 16, 2021 at 3:00p.m. Central. Late proposals will not be accepted. Vendors should not direct questions or discuss this solicitation with any State of Illinois employee other than the identified solicitation contact. All questions must be directed in writing to No phone calls will be accepted.

The Pre-proposal conference meeting will be held on May 18, 2021. Interested parties must register for the event at

The following represents the current schedule for the procurement.

Date and Time
Issuance of RFP Monday May 3, 2021
Pre-Proposal ConferenceTuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:00 AM CT
Proposer Prequalification Submittal Deadline Monday June 14th, 2021, 3:00 PM CT
Anticipated deadline for CMS prequalification determinationsMonday, June 21, 2021
Optional walk-through inspection opportunities90-minute sessions available in the mornings and afternoons of Monday, June 28, 2021 through Friday, July 9, 2021
Deadline for Proposer comments and questions on RFP Documents (including the Purchaser Documents)Monday, July 23, 2021
Proposal Due Date Friday, October 8, 2021, 3:00 PM CT
Proposer interview datesWeek of October 18, 2021
Issuance of Request for Proposal Revisions/BAFOFriday, December 3, 2021
BAFO Due DateWednesday, December 8, 2021
Anticipated Selection of Preferred Proposer by CMS December 2021
PSA Execution Deadline February 2022

All dates set forth above and elsewhere are subject to change, in CMS’s discretion. Please ensure you review the latest RFP documents on BidBuy to verify the most current procurement schedule.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The State publishes procurement information, including solicitations, awards, and amendments, on the General Services Illinois Procurement Bulletin, referred to as the Bulletin or BidBuy ( Official procurement information will not be available in any other form or location, including this website. All prospective bidders or offerors are responsible for monitoring the Bulletin. As a courtesy, bidders or offerors may sign up for the Bulletin’s optional e-mail notices; however, the State will not be held responsible if Bidder or Offeror fails to receive such e-mail notice related to any solicitation.