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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Request for Proposal: Student Integrated Planning and Advising System
Award Info Published Friday April 20, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Hobsons, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
Amount: An estimated $759,525
An estimated start date of 5/1/2018 through 4/30/2023
1 three-year, then 1 two-year
Potential Future Renewals: $721,904
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 2
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Lee Saulter.
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 November 29, 2017
Addendum No 2: Provides clarification questions and answers.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday November 21, 2017
Addendum No. 1: The RFP due date has been changed to December 7, 2017. Clarification questions and answers have been provided.
First published Thursday, November 2, 2017
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Thursday December 7, 2017:

Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is seeking proposals from qualified vendors to provide a Student Integrated Planning and Advising System (IPAS) that will enable effective monitoring and assessment of undergraduate student success. The intention of the University is to establish a single contract with the successful vendor who will provide the software application and associated services for UIC to enable students, advisors, and staff to have personalized interactions.

An in-person, non mandatory, pre-proposal conference will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago, University Hall, Conference Room 2550, 601 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607, on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m CST.

Representatives of the University will be present to answer any questions regarding the services requested or proposal procedures. Prospective respondents must respond to Ingrid Worrell at 312-996-2839/ 312-996-2850 or email at on or before November 16, 2017 with firm name and number of attendees. A maximum of two (2) representatives from each firm may attend.

For additional information, contact:
Ingrid Worrell
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-2839
FAX: (312) 996-3135
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. 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
  • RFPIJW045StudentIntegratedPlanningandAdvisingSystem.pdf (1 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • RFPIJW045AddendumNo1.pdf (440 KB)
  • RFPIJW045AddendumNo2.pdf (199 KB)