Northern Illinois University
Request for Proposal: Advertising Consulting
Addendum #2 is available.
Addendum #1 is available and issued to provide responses to vendor questions.
First published Monday, February 15, 2021
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday March 17, 2021:
At the following address:
Electronic Submittals Only
No Physical Responses Accepted
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Northern Illinois University (NIU) wishes to evaluate proposals from recruitment and professional advertising consulting firms who have experience working with higher education in the Chicago area to coordinate employee recruitment research and strategic advertising of potential employment vacancies for NIU on as as needed basis. Typical positions advertised under this contract may include administrative executives, directors, civil service positions and faculty titles. NIU is committed to employing a well-qualified and diverse workforce and supports extra effort to assure diversity in its applicant pools. This RFP may result in multiple awards based on the needs of the University. Successful vendor(s) will be expected to be completely familiar with how the latest techniques in recruitment advertising can be applied to higher education. Vendor(s) must work with advertising services for higher education institutions that acknowledge following guidelines set forth for Affirmative Action website: https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/hiring/affirmativeact and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website: https://www.eeoc.gov/laws-guidance-0.
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jean Ann Thomas
Northern Illinois University
Procurement Services & Contract Management
590 College Avenue
Lowden Hall, Room 109
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-9558
FAX: (815) 753-6800
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Carla Carreno
Submit 1 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.
Proposal documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office.
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 20 percent 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.