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CLOSED -Request for Proposals: De-Escalation Training for the Police and the Community (Solicitation #2122-46)



The City of Urbana is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide de-escalation training for all sworn police officers in the City of Urbana. This training will be supplemental to the standard training that all Urbana police officers recieve at the University of Illinois Police Training Institute. The intent is to continue to reinforce de-escalation as a foundational approach to police/community interaction in the City of Urbana.


The selected respondent team will have the qualifications and staff resources necessary to develop and deliver a curriculum that will reinforce existing skills and develop new approaches to de-escalation for members of law enforcement. The cirriculum should also include a module for community members that explains the type of training recieved by the law enforcement community related to de-escalation, the roles and responsiblities of the parties involved in a given interaction, and the limitations of de-escalation techniques.





Lt. Zachery Mikalik

Police Department

City of Urbana

(217) 384-2320

CLOSED - Invitation to Bid: Custodial Contract Services for The Urbana Free Library (UFL Solicitation # 2122-001)

October 22, 2021 - 2:00pm



The Urbana Free Library is seeking bids for Custodial Contract Services. Interested Respondent can submit a bid for the custodial services for two one-year periods with two additional option years.


REQUESTING ENTITY: The Urbana Free Library
CONTACT PERSON: Mike Hannan, Facilities Manager
ADDRESS: 210 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
TELEPHONE NO.: (217) 531-7080 OR (217) 531-7050


Bids will be received at The Urbana Free Library on or before 2:00 P.M. Central Time, October 22, 2021. Allowable means for transmitting bids are hardvopy or email via


Public Bid Opening Date: October 22, 2021    2:10 P.M. Central Time


CLOSED - Request for Proposals: Server Virtualization Consulting and Implementation (Solicitation #2122-08)

The City has “bare metal” Microsoft Windows servers (“bare metal” server = a physical server that is dedicated to a single tenant.) The City wants to virtualize these servers, create a process for snapshot backups, and implement (and test) a strategy for disaster recovery. The City wants to make this change strategically, with a minimal amount of additional hardware & software purchases. The City is not seeking a Managed Services Provider or a long-term commitment. This project is seen as a one-time surge of effort to quickly move to a virtualized server infrastructure.

The Server Virtualization project will consist of two phases.

CLOSED - Request for Proposals: Closed Captioning System #2021-27


The City is seeking proposals for a Closed Captioning System for its television channel, Urbana Public Television.

Due Date: Responses are due by Friday, May 21st, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Submission: Responses should be submitted via email (PDF) to Jason Liggett at Hard copies can be mailed to or dropped off at City of Urbana, Attn: Jason Liggett, 400 S. Vine, Urbana, IL 61801

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Closed Captioning System Contact Form