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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois Springfield
RFP #JM1521

Request for Proposal: Online Learning Support

Change Order
Published Sunday October 3, 2021
Vendor: Academic Partnerships
Change Order Amount: $1,200,000
UIS has added additional online programs to be included in the contract with this vendor for the original term.

The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Caleb Adams.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Wednesday December 9, 2020

Academic PartnershipsDallas, TX

  • Amount: An estimated $4,000,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 1/1/2021 through 6/30/2026
  • Renewals: 2 two-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $2,000,000

Unsuccessful respondents (1)



2 total

1 successful respondent

1 unsuccessful respondent

0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Jill Menezes, (217) 206-6651

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Caleb Adams

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 September 17, 2020
Addendum 1 added to answer vendor questions.
First published Monday, August 24, 2020
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday September 23, 2020:
At the following address:
Purchasing Department
BSB 106
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
UIS seeks a vendor that can expand and deliver some of UIS? existing online programs as well as transform high-demand, on-campus programs to high-quality online programs, particularly those with the market demand to exceed 200 students per year. An ideal vendor would provide a holistic package of services to UIS staff including market research, international and national marketing strategies, instructional design, technical support, as well as recruitment, enrollment, and retention services. The vendor may be involved in the continued development of new online learning programs beyond the academic year 2021-2022. The duration of services contract may vary depending on the amount of time necessary to meet the University?s enrollment goals.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jill Menezes
BSB 106
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 206-6651
FAX: (217) 206-6607
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Caleb Adams
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 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
  • JM1521OnlineLearningSupport.pdf (657 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • Addendum1JM1521.pdf (169 KB)
  • JM1521OpeningSheet.pdf (249 KB)