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Bid Title: NFD 2021 Lieutenant Promotional Process Written Exam and Assessment Center Services
Category: Fire
Status: Closed

Town of Normal
11 Uptown Circle
Normal, IL 61761


The Town of Normal will receive proposals for the following:

NFD 2021 Lieutenant Promotional Process Written Exam and Assessment Center Services

The Normal Fire Department will be conducting a Lieutenant Promotional Process in early 2021. The existing Promotion List expires on June 25, 2021. The preferred timeline is to complete this process and have a final promotional pool of candidates posted by 5:00 p.m. on this date.

The Promotional Process will be comprised of the following components: Written Exam, Assessment Center and Department Merit Rating. The Town is seeking proposals for professional services associated with the following:

Written Exam – the Town seeks an estimate on the preparation and administration of a written exam consisting of 150 questions. Please be advised that the Town may elect to omit this from the scope of services.
Assessment Center – conduct an assessment center orientation, the assessment center components, and related candidate debriefing

In past assessment center processes, the Town has utilized in-box situations, tactical situations and supervisory scenarios. Past written exams have been semi-custom, incorporating Normal Fire Department policies and procedures in the examination tool.

There are 39 total staff members currently eligible to challenge the promotional process. The Town anticipates approximately 15 to 20 fire department personnel will choose to challenge the promotional process.

Target dates for conducting the process are the weeks of June 1 to June 18, 2021. 

If interested in being considered for this Lieutenant Promotional Process, please provide the following information:

1. Professional services offered to conduct the Normal Fire Department Lieutenant Promotional Process (written exam and assessment center components)
2. Estimated cost associated with these services – please itemize. The Town may select only the assessment center services but may include written exam services if needed.
3. Anticipated and recommended timeline to complete the process
4. Professional references utilizing a comparable scope of service
5. Any other relevant information to assist the Town in selecting professional services for the Lieutenant Promotional Process

Please send proposals to Town of Normal, Attn: Fire Chief Mick Humer, 11 Uptown Circle, Normal, Illinois 61761 by 5 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2021.

Selection of a professional services vendor for this process will be determined following review of the proposals. The Town may invite vendors to an interview prior to selecting a vendor. Final approval of a recommended vendor by the Normal City Council may be required.

Town of Normal
Angelia Huonker
Town Clerk

Publication Date:  February 11, 2021
The Normalite

Publication Date/Time:
2/8/2021 8:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
2/26/2021 5:00 PM
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