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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
Request for Proposal: MEDIA BUYER SERVICES
Award Info Published Tuesday May 21, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Carnegie Darlet, LLC, Westford, MA
Amount: An estimated $3,000,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2019 through 6/30/2022
3 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $3,000,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 4
Subject to Board approval, NEIU intends to award a contract to Carnegie Dartlet, LLC.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, April 4, 2019
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Wednesday April 24, 2019:
At the following address:
Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
Northeastern Illinois University requests proposals from qualified media buyer firms to provide services related to research, planning and purchase of paid media to reach target audiences. The target demographic must meet certain key aspects in age (traditional college-age freshman), ACT scoring, and geographic proximity. The University's key focus will be on traditional age students who come from high schools in the city of Chicago and suburban collar counties. By purposefully targeting this group, it is our intent to attract individuals who will be more likely to apply and be retained.

Questions or concerns related to the solicitation are due no later than: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. CST.

For additional information, contact:
Victoria Santiago
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chiago, IL 60625
Phone: (773) 442-5301
FAX: (773) 442-5314
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. Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents. 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 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
  • Addendum1-MediaBuyerServices.pdf (124 KB)
  • MEDIA2019-MediaBuyerServicesRFPFinal.pdf (361 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • BEPletterofintent-MediaBuyerServices.pdf (109 KB)
  • BEPUtilizationPlan-MediaBuyerServices.pdf (213 KB)
  • FormA-HE.docx (100 KB)
  • FormB-HE.docx (39 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • MEDIA2019-MediaBuyerServicesSubmittalSummary.pdf (72 KB)