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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
RFP #bjm140342
Request for Proposal: ISLE Learning Map and Assessment Applications
Award InfoPublished Friday September 20, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Thinkgate LLC, Canton, GA
Amount: An estimated $6,000,000
An estimated start date of 10/1/2013 through 6/30/2016
1 six-year
Potential Future Renewals: $74,000,000
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 Tuesday July 16, 2013
The RFP opening date has been changed to July 25, 2013, at 2 PM local time. Addendum 5 and 6 have recently been issued.
First published Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday July 25, 2013:

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

NIU, Office of Education System Innovation (OESI), is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide and support two application areas for the Illinois Shared Learning Environment (ISLE):
(1) a suite of Learning Map-related tools and applications
(2) a suite of tools and applications to support Assessment Authoring & Delivery.

A mandatory vendor conference/site visit is scheduled for June 25, 2013, at 10:00 AM at NIU Naperville campus. Details are in the proposal document.

Multiple awards are possible from this RFP.

For additional information, contact:
Becky May
Northern Ilinois University
Office of Procurement Services
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-1594
FAX: (815) 753-6800
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
Submit 11 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. 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
  • bjm140342.docx (4 MB)
  • BJM140342Addendum1.pdf (24 KB)
  • BJM140342Addendum2.pdf (1 MB)
  • BJM140342Addendum3.doc (99 KB)
  • bjm140342Addendum3pdf.pdf (206 KB)
  • bjm140342Addendum4.pdf (146 KB)
  • BJM140342Addendum5.doc (95 KB)
  • BJM140342Addendum6.pdf (75 KB)
  • ISLE_RFP_Exhibits_Final_530.pdf (4 MB)
  • W9_Dec2011.pdf (84 KB)