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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois Springfield
RFP #JM2214
Request for Proposal: Advertising Consulting Services
Renewal Info
Published Monday November 17, 2014
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: GKS Consulting LLC
Amount: An estimated $465,000
Renewal: 1st of 1, 1/1/2015 through 11/30/2015
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Potential Future Renewals: None
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Cathy Link.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Wednesday January 29, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: GKS Consulting LLC, Evanston, IL
Amount: An estimated $300,000
An estimated start date of 2/1/2014 through 1/31/2015
1 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $300,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 5
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, October 3, 2013
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday October 22, 2013:

Purchasing Department
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703-5407

The University is seeking qualified Respondents to work closely with the University in executing a comprehensive advertising plan that includes out-of-home media such as billboards and bus postings and a digital advertising campaign in the Chicago area media markets of Kane, McHenry and Will counties.

For additional information, contact:
Jill Menezes
BSB 106
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 206-6651
FAX: (217) 206-6607
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
Submit 4 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. Proposal documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. There is no BEP goal for this procurement.

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
  • JM2214.pdf (295 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • JM2214Amendment1.pdf (19 KB)
  • JM2214Amendment2.pdf (64 KB)
  • JM2214CONTRACT.pdf (214 KB)