Addendum 2 has been attached as file: SR032621Add2.pdf
The due date for responses has been extended to FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2021 at 2:00pm local time. The pre-submission conference has been rescheduled to March 18, 2021. The zoom link for each event has been updated and is available in Addendum 1.Addendum #1 is attached as file:
The CRM should provide state-of-the art technology that is user friendly and brings a systematic approach to best fundraising practices. The solution must provide the functional and technical capabilities to meet University Advancements needs and ability to access the solution to review alumni information. Access and permissions should be customizable to configure views by role and department.
More than 200 ISU employees will access the solution to review alumni information and require ability to customize and configure system parameters to meet the organizations business and financial practices. The selected vendor should provide an experienced and knowledgeable staff to lead the implementation team and guide the conversion process. This will include comprehensive training of Advancement staff both on the technical and functional aspects of the system, as well as end-user training. The implementation team should remain on the project from inception through launch and be available for consult and troubleshooting throughout the go-live phase and duration of the contract.
In response to COVID-19, until further notice, ISU is enabling electronic submission of submittals (e-bidding). New electronic submittal regulations and instructions are noted below.
ISU will continue to maintain and follow all Illinois Procurement Code Regulations and Rules. Any submittals received after the identified due date & time will not be accepted or evaluated.
Either electronic (e-bidding) or hard copy submissions will be accepted for this solicitation.
IMPORTANT: Read the attached E-Bidding instructions for critical information. (File:E-BiddingVendorInstructions.pdf)
NOTICE: Pre-Bid Meeting
A voluntary pre-submission conference call will be held on Friday, March 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. CST, using the Zoom app to share important information about responding to this solicitation. This pre-bid call is not mandatory, however, it is highly encouraged. We will discuss the submittal changes, as outlined below, as well as e-bidding registration details and instructions. The Zoom meeting details are included in the attached bid documents.
*Updated BEP Utilization Information*
A list of University-supplied NIGP commodity codes has been included in Part III of this solicitation's BEP Utilization Plan. Per the Utilization Plan's instructions, vendors who request a waiver from the goal on the basis of good faith efforts must exhaustively contact each vendor certified with the University-supplied commodity codes and document that contact in the Utilization Plan's Good Faith Efforts Contact Log. Waiver requests cannot be granted without exhausting outreach efforts in accordance with the Utilization Plan. For current and official BEP resources go to: https://cms.diversitycompliance.com.
If the list of University-supplied NIGP commodity codes excludes a code that a prospective respondent or BEP-certified vendor believes should be included with the solicitation, additional codes may be requested and must be submitted by the question deadline for this solicitation. These requests should be made through a commodity code addition form supplied by the University buyer assigned to this solicitation. Email the buyer to obtain this form. If requested, additional University-supplied commodity codes may be added to the Utilization Plan by addendum at the University's discretion.
Subcontractors must meet the same requirements as prime contractors to do business with Illinois State University.
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.