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COVID-19 Courier Services RFP

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) seeks proposals from private sector entities to provide same day courier services for the: (1) delivery of COVID-19 specimens collected from specimen collection sites, to IDPH and commercial laboratories; and (2) delivery of COVID-19 related items including testing supplies, vaccines, medications and other possible treatments, and medical equipment from State of Illinois facilities and related private sector partners, to selected COVID-19 specimen collection sites and other designations. Unless otherwise agreed to by IDPH and the vendor, the courier services will be within the State of Illinois borders.

The vendor(s) selected will be expected to provide the services proposed for the duration of the contract term, which is anticipated to be five (5) months from contract execution. At IDPH’s discretion, the contract may be extended. Qualified vendors will have a minimum of one (1) year of experience providing transportation/courier services with over 50 different routes across a 100 mile geographic area.

Key Dates:

September 9, 2020: RFP released

September 14, 2020: All questions from prospective vendors due by 5:00 PM CST

September 15, 2020: Answers to questions from prospective vendors posted on

September 17, 2020: Submissions due by 12:00 PM CST via email to

October 1, 2020: Estimated contract award and start date for service delivery