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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Governors State University

Request for Proposal: Content Management System

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Wednesday December 15, 2021
Two proposals were received and both were disqualified due to procurement statutory deficiencies, and deemed non-responsive.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday November 12, 2021
Amendment #4 contains reminders only, no new information. The due date for the RFP, time and location of delivery is repeated for convenience of respondents.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday November 3, 2021
Amendment #3 includes questions and answers as of today's date.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday November 1, 2021
Amendment #2 includes the presentation from the 11/01/21 preproposal virtual meeting.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday October 28, 2021
Amendment #1 includes the registration information for the Monday, November 1, 2021 non-mandatory preproposal webinar.
First published Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday November 16, 2021:
At the following address:
One University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484
Governors State University (GSU) is exploring options for a web content management system (CMS), a web experience management system (WEM), or a digital experience platform (DXP), including the external-facing domain and subdomains and internal portal/intranet for the University.

This RFP is for the technical system, not any creative work related to the branding, design or roll out of marketing related initiatives. If these additional services are recommended by GSU (after the award of this solicitation) a separate RFP will be issued for the creative scope of work, subject to need and funding.

This RFP (#D2201TMS) is limited to the above technology needs including domain, subdomains and internal portal/intranet as defined herein.

A "requirements" spreadsheet is included within the PDF and posted separately as an Excel fillable format for completion. This spreadsheet is REQUIRED to be submitted as a separate Excel usable document within your sealed technical proposal thumb drive or CD.

A preproposal meeting will be held virtually on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM CST. See Amendment #1 for Zoom Webinar details. Minutes of the meeting will be posted thereafter.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Tracy Sullivan
One University Parkway
University Park, il 60484
Phone: (708) 534-4990 Ext: 3018
FAX: (708) 235-3970
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Nicole Krneta Rogers
Submit 3 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.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.
There is no BEP goal for this procurement.
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
  • D2201TMS.pdf (5 MB)
  • D2201TMSAmendment1.pdf (128 KB)
  • D2201TMSAmendment2.pdf (481 KB)
  • D2201TMSAmendment3.pdf (105 KB)
  • D2201TMSAmendment4.pdf (95 KB)
  • D2201TMSRequirementSpreadsheet.xlsx (152 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • D2201TMSTallySheet.pdf (147 KB)