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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
RFP #4451

Request for Proposal: Comprehensive NCLEX Preparation & Curriculum Sppt

Award Info Published Thursday June 23, 2022

Ascend Learning Holdings, LLC dba Assessment Technologies Institute, LLCLeawood, KS

  • Amount: An estimated $2,250,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2022 through 6/30/2025
  • Renewals: 1 one-year, then 1 one-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $1,500,000

Unsuccessful respondents (1)



2 total

1 successful respondent

1 unsuccessful respondent

0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Aimi Hartlieb, (618) 650-2834

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Steve Todt

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Monday, January 31, 2022
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday February 16, 2022:
At the following address:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is seeking a responsible vendor to provide a comprehensive NCLEX assessment and preparation package to support all pre-licensure students in the SIUE School of Nursing. This includes detailed analytics on individual student use, performance and cohort performance, longitudinal cohort performance, and faculty access use and training, as well as all points listed in Section 5.0 of RFP #4451 attached hereto. A live three (3) day review course will be scheduled at the end of each Fall and Spring semester on the Edwardsville Campus.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Aimi Hartlieb
99 Supporting Services Road
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026
Phone: (618) 650-2834
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
Submit 7 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 30 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
There is a 2 percent Veteran-owned business 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
  • RFP4451.pdf (1 MB)
Waiver Document
  • ATI_RFP_4451_BEP_Waiver.pdf (1 MB)