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  • REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

    For

    TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF) CONSULTING

    Specification No. 91873

    Required for use by:

    CITY OF CHICAGO(Department of Housing and Economic Development)

    This RFQ distributed by:

    CITY OF CHICAGO(Department of Procurement Services)

    All Qualifications and other communications must be addressed and returned to:

    Jamie L. Rhee, Chief Procurement OfficerAttention: Sandra Shakespeare

    Department of Procurement ServicesBid and Bond Room - Room 301, City Hall

    121 North LaSalle StreetChicago, Illinois 60602

    A Pre-Submittal Conference will be held on February 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.. Central StandardTime, at City Hall, Department of Procurement Services, 4th Floor, Room 403,

    Conference Room B, 121 N LaSalle St, Chicago, Illinois.Attendance is Non-Mandatory, but encouraged.

    Qualifications must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, onMarch 21, 2011

    Sandra Shakespeare, Special Assistant, (312) 744-2771

    __________________________________________________________________________RICHARD M. DALEY JAMIE L. RHEEMAYOR CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER__________________________________________________________________________

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    TABLE OF CONTENTSPage

    I. GENERAL INVITATION ..................................................................................................11.1 Purpose of the Request for Qualifications ............................................................11.2 Internet Access to this RFQ .................................................................................1

    II. DEFINITIONS..................................................................................................................2

    III. SCOPE OF SERVICES...................................................................................................33.1 Task Order Requests...........................................................................................33.2 Scope of Services Description .............................................................................43.3 Contract Term....................................................................................................10

    IV. GENERAL INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES ............................................................104.1 Communications between the City of Chicago and Respondents ......................104.2 Deadline and Procedures for Submitting Qualifications......................................114.3 RFQ Information Resources ..............................................................................124.4 Procurement Timetable......................................................................................124.5 Confidentiality ....................................................................................................12

    V. PREPARING QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED INFORMATION.....................................135.1 Format of Qualifications .....................................................................................135.2 Required Contents of Qualifications...................................................................13

    VI. EVALUATING QUALIFICATIONS ................................................................................20

    VII. SELECTION PROCESS................................................................................................22

    VIII. ADDITIONAL DETAILS OF THE RFQ PROCESS.........................................................238.1 Addenda ............................................................................................................238.2 City's Rights to Reject Qualifications..................................................................238.3 No Liability for Costs ..........................................................................................248.4 Prohibition of Certain Contributions-Mayoral Executive Order No. 05-1 .............248.5 False Statements ...............................................................................................25

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    EXHIBITS

    Exhibit 1: Company Profile Information

    Exhibit 2: Company References/Client Profile Information

    Exhibit 3: Special Conditions Regarding Minority and Women OwnedBusiness Enterprise (M/WBE) Commitment, including:

    1. Attachment A: Assist Agencies2. Attachment B: Sample Letter to Assist Agencies3. Schedule B: Affidavit of Joint Venture (M/WBE)4. Schedule C-1: Letter of Intent from M/WBE to Perform as

    Subcontractor, Supplier and/or Consultant5. Schedule D-1: Affidavit of M/WBE Goal Implementation Plan

    Exhibit 4: Online City of Chicago Economic Disclosure Statement and Affidavit andAppendix A (EDS) Instructions and Attachment A, Online EDS Acknowledgement

    Exhibit 5: Contract Insurance Requirements and Insurance Certificate

    Exhibit 6: City of Chicagos Standard Contract Term and Conditions

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    REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

    for

    TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF) CONSULTING

    Specification No. 91873

    I. GENERAL INVITATION

    1.1 Purpose of the Request for Qualifications

    The City of Chicago (City), through its Department of Housing and EconomicDevelopment invites the submission of Qualifications from service providers interested inproviding Tax Increment Financing (TIF) consulting services to the City. The City seeks tocontract with qualified service providers in two categories: (1) TIF District Designation andSupport and (2) Assistance and Support for TIF Assisted Redevelopment Projects as describedin detail in Section 3.2, Scope of Services of this RFQ.

    Respondents may submit their Qualifications for one or both categories. If you havedemonstrated experience in these areas and have an interest in making your services availableto the City of Chicago, you are invited to respond to this RFQ.

    The selected Respondent (hereinafter Consultant) shall perform all services all inaccordance with Section 3.2., Scope of Services in this RFQ. The City may award one or morecontracts to vendors who are qualified to perform the services in one and/or both categories.

    The work contemplated is professional in nature. It is understood that the Consultantacting as an individual, partnership, corporation or other legal entity, is of professional status,licensed to perform in the State of Illinois and licensed for all applicable professionaldiscipline(s) requiring licensing and will be governed by the professional ethics in its relationshipto the City. It is also understood that all reports, information, or data prepared or assembled bythe Consultant under a contract awarded pursuant to this RFQ are confidential in nature and willnot be made available to any individual or organization, except the City without the prior writtenapproval for the City. Any contract resulting from this document will require the Consultant toexecute a statement of confidentiality.

    The Consultant shall be financially solvent and each of its members if a joint venture, itsemployees, agents or subcontractors of any tier shall be competent to perform the servicesrequired under this RFQ document.

    1.2 Internet Access to this RFQ

    All materials related to the RFQ will be available on the internet athttp://cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/dps/ContractAdministration/Spec/2011/Spec91873.pdf

    In the event you do not have download capability, all materials may be obtained from theCity of Chicago Department of Procurement Services' Bid & Bond Room, located in Room301, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle in Chicago, IL 60602.

    A Respondent who chooses to download a RFQ solicitation instead of picking it up in

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    person will be responsible for checking the aforementioned web site for clarifications and/oraddenda. Failure to obtain clarifications and/or addenda from the web site shall not relieveRespondent from being bound by any additional terms and conditions in the clarifications and/oraddenda, or from considering additional information contained therein in preparing yourQualifications. Note, there may be multiple clarifications and/or addenda. Any harm to theRespondent resulting from such failure shall not be valid grounds for a protest against award(s)made under the solicitation.

    All Respondents are responsible for obtaining all RFQ materials. If Respondent choosesto download and print the RFQ document, the Respondent must contact the City of Chicago,Department of Procurement Services, Bid & Bond Room by either: faxing a legible copy ofRespondents business card, referencing Specification No. 91873 to (312) 744-5611 or bycalling the Bid & Bond Room at (312) 744-9773, to register Respondents company as a RFQdocument holder, which will entitle Respondent to receive any future clarifications and/oraddendum related to this RFQ.

    II. DEFINITIONS

    Agreement or Master Consulting Agreement (MCA) means the contract, including allexhibits attached to it and incorporated in it by reference, and all amendments, modifications, orrevisions made in accordance with its terms and conditions as attached in Exhibit 6 of this RFQand entered into between the Consultant and City of Chicago.

    Consultant means the vendor(s) selected for a pre-qualified vendor pool pursuant to theCitys RFQ process and who are awarded an MCA for specific scope categories and therebyeligible to respond to Task Order Requests for specific scope categories.

    Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) means the Chief Procurement Officer for the City ofChicago.

    Commissioner means the chief executive officer of the City of Chicago, Department ofHousing and Economic Development or other participating user departments.

    Department" means the City of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Developmentor other participating City depa

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