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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Chicago State University
RFP #KMC122320

Request for Proposal: Online Education Marketing and Enrollment Partner

Award Info Published Friday April 30, 2021

DCC Marketing LLCDecatur, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $937,500
  • BEP [100% / $937,500]
The award amount is based on an estimate of the vendor's performance over a five-year term.
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 5/15/2021 through 5/14/2026
  • Renewals: 1 five-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $1,000,000

Unsuccessful respondents (3)



4 total

1 successful respondent

3 unsuccessful respondents

2 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Kent Clapsaddle

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Nicole Krneta Rogers

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday January 12, 2021

Addendum 1 has been posted:

1. To remind prospective vendors of requirements that must be satisfied prior to submitting a proposal.

2. To provide University responses to questions from prospective vendors.

3. To provide the link/call-in info for the public opening.

First published Thursday, December 24, 2020
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Tuesday January 19, 2021:
At the following address:
Only via
Electronic Bidding
Chicago, IL 60628
via Electronic Bidding

Chicago State University invites proposals from qualified, responsive, responsible vendors to partner with the University to increase enrollment in College of Education Online Programs through a vendor's marketing and recruitment efforts.

Proposals will be submitted only via e-bidding. Any prospective vendor MUST be registered through the Illinois Procurement Gateway (IPG) with an active, unexpired certification. See attached document that contains additional e-bidding instructions.

Vendors MUST submit a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Utilization Plan demonstrating their ability to meet the 20% BEP goal, or must provide documented evidence of unsuccessful outreach via a completed Good Faith Effort form within the Utilization Plan to support any claim for a waiver of the goal. Proposals that do not comply with this requirement will be disqualified.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Kent Clapsaddle
9501 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60628
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Nicole Krneta Rogers
There is a 20 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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Specification Documents
  • Addendum1KMC122320.pdf (637 KB)
  • BEPUtilizationPlan.pdf (2 MB)
  • KMC122320.pdf (392 KB)
  • KMC122320Exhibit1VendorsPricingOffer.xlsx (13 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • UpdatedE-BiddingVendorInstructions7-17-2020.pdf (290 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • KMC122320OpeningTabulation.pdf (1 MB)