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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
RFP #6175
Request for Proposal: Develop and Grow an Accelerated Online MBA Program
Award Info Published Wednesday May 16, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Academic Partnerships LLC, Dallas, TX
Amount: An estimated $6,907,681
An estimated start date of 6/1/2018 through 4/30/2025
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 0
This is a Revenue-Share Contract based on new enrollments only, and will be funded from 50% of the tuition and fees derived from the enrollment of new students. The goal of the seven-year services contract is to grow the SIUE MBA program, which currently has an enrollment of fewer than 100 students, by at least 750 students over the life of the contract.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Steve Todt.
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 December 7, 2017
Addendum #1 with Questions & Answers are attached. The Bid Due Date remains the same.
First published Friday, November 17, 2017
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday December 15, 2017:

Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) seeks to collaborate with a vendor to help the School of Business develop and grow an accelerated online MBA program. In particular, the University/School of Business seeks assistance with marketing to and recruiting capable, prospective MBA students. Administrative assistance with topics such as optimizing course scheduling to enhance student retention and timely degree completion is important. Additionally, assistance to faculty in online course development (course design, technical support) should be included in the services offered.

For additional information, contact:
Gina Grace
Purchasing Campus Box 1012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Phone: (618) 650-3522
FAX: (618) 650-3251
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
Submit 5 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 no BEP goal for this procurement. 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
  • 6175-Addendum.pdf (278 KB)
  • 6175.doc (341 KB)