Government Contract | Iowa

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000459118


Agency Bid No. Title: 15681

Received Date: 01/13/2016

Close Date: 03/09/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: Iowa

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 02/16/2016, Bidder Preregistration


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The Board is seeking a Bond Counsel to provide a comprehensive range of services related to theissuance of bonds or other debt instruments. The following section identifies the scope of servicesto be provided. The listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather illustrative of the types ofservices required by the Board and its institutions.1. Review existing statutes and court decisions to determine that authority exists forproposed bond issues, and advise the Board of legal matters relating to proposedborrowings.2. Assist in reviewing institutional guidelines, procedures, and documentation for bondcompliance.3. Prepare necessary documentation for authorization of sale and issuance of bonds,including the proceedings providing for the advertisement and sale of the bonds, thebond resolutions, and the closing documents.4. Review the completed record of each bond sale.5. Provide authoritative written opinions on the legal validity and binding legal obligations ofbond issues.6. Provide authoritative written opinions on the unqualified tax exempt nature of the interestfor applicable bond issues, as provided by federal, state, and local tax laws.7. Oversee execution of the closing, preparing the closing memorandum and otherdocuments.8. Propose innovative financing techniques which may assist the Board in minimizing costsor simplifying debt financing.9. Assist the Board in evaluating the legal aspects of alternative financing proposals,including master lease agreements, and developing the best strategy for Regent debtinstruments.10. Advise as requested by the Regent institutions on issues regarding the creation of newenterprise structures for financing as well as innovative lease/purchase arrangements.11. Offer direction and advice on the appropriate procedures to be followed by the Board inconnection with the authorization and sale of bonds or other debt instruments.12. Respond to questions, develop information, and provide advice for the Board, the BoardOffice, and Regent institutions on legal aspects of bond or other debt financing matters.13. Attend meetings with Board members and Board Office staff, Regent institutionrepresentatives, and other advisors on bond and debt financing matters.14. Cooperate and confer with the Boards and Regents institutions Municipal Advisor andattorneys, and other consultants retained by the Board and/or Regents institutions.15. Prepare all bond documents and review other related documents to ensure that there isadequate and appropriate disclosure, and advise the Board Office accordingly. Verify theaccuracy of language and supervise bond printing.16. Work with the Board Office, Regent institutions, and the Boards Municipal Advisor tosubmit timely information to rating agencies in order to obtain the best possible ratings.

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Product Code: 96149

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: University of Iowa

State: Iowa

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: University of Iowa Purchasing, PCO Bldg, Room 202, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242



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