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Eastern Illinois University
RFP #JDR021419
Request for Proposal: Marketing Planning and Media Buying Services
Award Info Published Monday May 6, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Central States Media, Peoria, IL
Amount: An estimated $500,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2019 through 6/30/2020
1 one-year, then 4 two-year
Potential Future Renewals: $4,500,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 4
This RFP was direct solicited to 19 certified BEP vendors.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Constance Ratliff.
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 Wednesday February 27, 2019
Please see the attached Q&A#1. This Amendment now becomes part of the solicitation and needs to be signed and submitted with your response. The bid opening date has been changed to March 12, 2019.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday February 21, 2019
Please see the updated BEP vendor list. This list is not a complete list of certified BEP vendors.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday February 21, 2019
The certified BEP vendor list has been attached. This list is not a complete list of certified BEP vendors.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday February 19, 2019
This is a reminder of the State of Illinois requirements in this solicitation. NOTE: Pre-submission conference call tomorrow at 10:00am CST. See Section 1.5 of the RFP for additional conference call information.
First published Friday, February 15, 2019
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Tuesday March 12, 2019:
At the following address:
Procurement, Disbursements & Contract Services
1135 Old Main
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University is seeking oversight and management of traditional media planning and placement for TV, radio, print, digital, social, outdoor and sponsorship opportunities. There is pre-submission conference call on 2/20/19 at 10:00am CST. Additional information can be found in Section 1.5.

For additional information, contact:
Justin Richardson
Phone: (217) 581-7745
FAX: (217) 581-6015
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
Submit 4 copies of the response as defined in the specifications. The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details. The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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
  • JDR021419.pdf (817 KB)
  • JDR021419_BEP_Vendor_List.xlsx (23 KB)
  • JDR021419_BEP_Vendor_List_UPDATED.xlsx (23 KB)
  • JDR021419_QA1.pdf (274 KB)
  • JDR021419_State_Requirements_Reminder.pdf (480 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • JDR021419_Vendor_Response_Information.pdf (186 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • JDR021419BidTabSheet.pdf (810 KB)