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Contact Tracing Communications and Marketing Campaign RFP

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is looking for a communications and marketing firm to design and implement a communications campaign to encourage residents to fully cooperate with the Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative. The Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative is a program designed to build capacity to contact every person who tests positive with SARS-CoV-2 and to interview, trace, and contact close contacts of those cases (the “Contact Tracing Collaborative”). The collaborative includes contact tracers at local health departments (LHDs) and community-based organizations (CBOs), as well as IDPH employees who coordinate and fund a statewide response strategy. The contact tracers at the LHDs utilize IDPH supported technology systems to perform their tracing duties. IDPH and LHDs are also working with CBOs to ensure the success of the Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative. 

Key dates to remember are listed below:

June 18: RFP released
June 22: All questions from prospective bidders due by 5:00 PM CST
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June 25: Answers to questions from prospective bidders released and posted at the following link:
July 3: Submissions due by 5:00 PM CST via email to
July 13: Contract award and start date for service delivery (Estimated)