ILLINOIS STATE TREASURER’S OFFICE
INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR THE PUBLICATION OF NAMES
OF APPARENT OWNERS OF ABANDONED PROPERTY
TO: Prospective Vendors
FROM: Edward Buckles, Chief Procurement Officer
DATE: July 22, 2002
RE: Invitation for Bids for the publication of names of apparent owners of
abandoned property in Cook County.
I. Mandatory Requirements
Judy Baar Topinka, Treasurer of the State of Illinois (“Treasurer”), wishes to
notify Illinois residents of the fact they appear to be owners of Abandoned
Property. To this end, the Treasurer is requesting bids from Vendors which
publish an English Language newspaper of general circulation in Cook County,
Illinois with distribution in the collar and downstate counties, to publish the
names and addresses of persons appearing to be owners of Abandoned Property
with last known addresses in Cook County, Illinois.
The approximate number of such names and addresses is in a range of 30,000 to
35,000. The information will be forwarded to the successful Vendor along with a
short preamble (five (5) paragraphs) and three (3) photographs for the front panel.
Vendor will also be forwarded an inquiry form, which shall appear on the back
panel (physical dimensions: 11” x 7.75”).
Names are to appear in bold type.
Vendor shall be given data supplied by the Treasurer, which must appear along
with the names and addresses of the apparent owners of Abandoned Property in
the Sunday, August 25, 2002 edition of Vendor’s newspaper. Inside pages will
include eight (8) banners (physical dimensions: 1”deep x width of page) with a
one (1) point border around each banner.
Inside pages will additionally include five (5) testimonials, only one per page and
distributed throughout the publication, with physical dimensions as follows:
1) Three (3) columns x 11.25 inches (space includes 1.25” x 1.25”
2) Three (3) columns x 4.50 inches (space includes 1.25” x 1.25”
3) Three (3) columns x 4.25 inches;