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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
RFP #JMT051518
Request for Proposal: Marketing and Support for Online Educational Prgms
Award Info Published Wednesday November 21, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Wiley edu, LLC, Oak Brook, IL
Amount: An estimated $20,210,972
An estimated start date of 1/1/2019 through 12/31/2021
2 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $14,501,369
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 2
Wiley edu, LLC BEP 20% $4,042,194.40
All Campus and Blackboard Inc. BEP None.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Nicole Krneta Rogers.
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 Wednesday August 8, 2018
Addendum #2 Questions and answers per RFP Section 1.4.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday August 2, 2018
RFP #JMT051518 opening date changed to Tuesday, August 21, 2018 2:00 pm (CDT)- Addendum #1 has been issued.
First published Monday, July 23, 2018
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday August 21, 2018:

Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828

Northern Illinois University is seeking to increase its existing online programs as well as develop new online programs. Vendor support is needed for market demand analysis, marketing, recruitment/lead generation, and concierge online student support services necessary to grow online enrollment. The University is requesting proposals from qualified vendors to provide distance/distributed/online learning services in an unbundled, fee-for-service model on an as-needed basis for an initial contract period not to exceed three (3) years based on satisfactory performance, continuing need, and availability of funds.

The online program support for prioritized programs will be the first awarded, with other academic programs to be awarded on an as-needed basis to develop and implement distance/distributed/online learning programs and certificates in various disciplines.

Successful vendor will be expected to assist the University in conducting market demand analysis, prioritizing, implementing, marketing, delivering, and/or growing online degree and certificate programs while utilizing the current on-campus infrastructure. Work is to begin as soon as possible, with the delivery of the first courses to begin in the Fall 2019 semester.

Successful vendor would be involved in the continued development of new programs and certificates beyond the Fall 2019 semester. The duration of contract for services may vary depending on the amount of time necessary to meet the University's enrollment goals.

For additional information, contact:
Jean Ann Thomas
Northern Illinois University
Procurement Services
109 Lowden Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-9558
FAX: (815) 753-6800
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. 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 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
  • JMT051518Addendum1.doc (49 KB)
  • JMT051518Addendum2.pdf (835 KB)
  • RFPJMT051518.pdf (3 MB)
  • W9Nov2017.pdf (127 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • RFPJMT051518_OpeningDocument.pdf (35 KB)