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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RFP #1JNM2117

Request for Proposal: Media Buying

Change Order
Published Friday January 27, 2023
Vendor: Central States Media
Change Order Amount: $0
This change order is to correct the initial term of the RFP notice. The initial term shall be from 3/15/2021 to 3/14/2025.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Friday January 15, 2021

Central States MediaPeoria, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $12,000,000
  • BEP [100% / $12,000,000]
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 1/22/2021 through 1/21/2025
  • Renewals: 2 one-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $6,000,000

Unsuccessful respondents (0)



1 total

1 successful respondent

0 unsuccessful respondents

1 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Jenna Montgomery, (217) 300-6467

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Bridget McHatton

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 Tuesday November 24, 2020
This Amendment 1 is to answer vendor questions.
First published Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Thursday December 10, 2020:
At the following address:
Purchasing Division
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820-0000
The Gies College of Business is seeking a media buying agency to develop, execute, and optimize a comprehensive media buying plan, in the US and key international markets. It will target prospective students at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, and online programs) and promote the colleges innovative programs and centers of excellence.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jenna Montgomery
Phone: (217) 300-6467
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Bridget McHatton
Submit 1 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 a 22 percent 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
  • 1JNM2117-MediaBuying.pdf (374 KB)
  • 1JNM2117Amendment1.pdf (453 KB)
  • FormA.pdf (215 KB)
  • FormB.pdf (119 KB)
  • UtilizationPlan.pdf (2 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • 1JNM2117-BidTab.pdf (35 KB)
  • BEPAwardInfo.xlsx (13 KB)