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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
RFP #6175

Request for Proposal: Develop and Grow an Accelerated Online MBA Program

Change Order
Published Wednesday January 13, 2021
Vendor: Academic Partnerships LLC
Change Order Amount: $1,800,000
An addendum to the current contract with Academic Partnerships LLC to help the School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior develop and grow accelerated online programs in the Department of Education Leadership included the MSeD and Specialist Degree (EdS) in Educational Administration in Principal Prep and Teacher Leader, and in the Department of Teaching and Learning including the MSeD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Advanced Teaching Strategies.

The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
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.

Award Info Published Wednesday May 16, 2018

Academic Partnerships LLCDallas, TX

  • Amount: An estimated $6,907,681
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 6/1/2018 through 4/30/2025
  • Renewals: None

Unsuccessful respondents (0)

Buyer for this procurement: Gina Grace, (618) 650-3522

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Steve Todt

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 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 below until 2:00 PM, Friday December 15, 2017:
At the following address:
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 instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, 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)