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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
RFP #MRS2013
Request for Proposal: Market Research Study
Award InfoPublished Thursday March 13, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: Huron Consulting Services LLC, Chicago, IL
Amount: $175,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 4
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 Thursday October 24, 2013
Addendum 1 is issued to provide corrections and clarifications regarding the solicitation document. Addendum 2 is issued to provide responses to questions received regarding the RFP.
First published Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Monday November 4, 2013:

Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

The Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University is requesting proposals for a market research study to better understand the attitudes, values, economic considerations, market share potential, and demographics of key constituencies in the marketplace for the purpose of recruiting prospective students, catering to the community and advancing the mission of the university.

The intent of this RFP is to contract with a market research and consulting firm to provide critical information, regarding market demands and unoccupied market positions, and metrics that will allow this four-year public university to develop an informed strategic five-year marketing and recruitment plan. Specifications are included in the attached solicitation document.

Technical questions regarding this solicitation may be directed in writing through 3:00 pm, Friday, October 18, 2013 to:

Matt Byerly, Interim Director of Marketing and Web Communications,

Northeastern Illinois University strongly supports the participation of businesses owned by Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities (MAFBE) in the implementation and execution of the contract resulting from this solicitation. The University desires participation on either a direct basis or through subcontracting.

For additional information, contact:
Robert Filipp
Phone: (773) 442-5308
FAX: (773) 442-5314
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
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. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. There is no BEP goal for this procurement.

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
  • MRS2013.doc (422 KB)
  • MRS2013_Addendum_1.pdf (117 KB)
  • MRS2013_Addendum_2.pdf (147 KB)