I. GENERAL INVITATION General Invitation Information
The Board of Education of the City of Chicago (“the Board”) invites the submission of proposals from real estate professionals (“Proposers” or singularly, “Proposer”) to provide brokerage services related to the sale of certain real estate held by the Board. The Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the Sale of Real Estate is as set forth below. The Board is seeking a firm with experience in marketing, leasing and selling properties for owners with large portfolios of properties, and the specific brokers awarded one or more contract(s) should have familiarity with the laws and practices applicable to public agency real estate matters. The specific scope of services to be provided to the Board is described in
. The real estate subject to the scope of services is listed on the attached
(“the Properties” or singularly, “Property”). Prior to submitting a Proposal, Proposers are encouraged, but not required, to visit and conduct site walk-throughs of some or all of the Properties. Such site walk-throughs will be managed by CPS. The date and time for each walk-through is listed on the attached
. Proposals shall be submitted in sealed envelopes or packages. The outside of the envelope must clearly indicate: (i) that the proposal is for Spec. 14-250007
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, (ii) the time and date specified for receipt of Proposals (“March 31, 2014, 2:00 p.m.”) and (iii) the name and address of Proposer. If a proposal is sent by mail to the Chief Procurement Officer, and the mail is delayed beyond the date and/or hour set for receipt of the proposal (thus delaying the proposal), the proposal will not be considered and will be returned unopened. Proposers shall bear all costs of responding to this RFP.
This RFP must be downloaded at: http://www.csc.cps.k12.il.us/purchasing/bid_openings.html Proposers who download this RFP document waive their right to have clarifications and/or addenda sent to them. Such Proposers are responsible for checking the web site for clarifications and/or addenda. Failure to obtain clarifications and/or addenda from the web site shall not relieve such Proposers from being bound by additional terms and conditions, the clarifications and/or addenda, if any, or from considering additional information contained therein in preparing their proposals. Note that there may be multiple clarifications and/or addenda. Any harm to a Proposer resulting from such failure shall not be valid grounds for a protest against award(s) made under this RFP.
Questions regarding this RFP should be addressed to: Sébastien de Longeaux, Chief Procurement Officer Board of Education of the City of Chicago Department of Procurement and Contracts Attn: Patricia Hernandez, CPPB 125 S. Clark Street, 10th Floor Chicago, IL 60603 Tel: 773-553-2256 Email: email@example.com Questions may be submitted in writing via letter, fax, or e-mail and must be received by 11:00 a.m., March 14, 2014. Answers to specific questions may also be posted on the Board’s website at:
Written clarifications to the RFP, if necessary, will also be posted to the same website.