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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RFP #1RMJ2107

Request for Proposal: Reputation Management

Renewal Info
Published Monday February 28, 2022
Renewal entered into with:
Amount: An estimated $460,000
Renewal: 1st and 2nd of 2, 7/1/2022 through 6/30/2024
Pricing Changes: 
Vendor has agreed to exercise all remaining renewals and hold prices firm.
Service/Product Changes: 
Potential Future Renewals: None
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Bridget McHatton.
The University has taken into account 30 ILCS 575/8i of the BEP Act in conducting this renewal.

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

Award Info Published Monday June 21, 2021


  • Amount: An estimated $230,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2022
  • Renewals: 2 one-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $460,000
  • APS & Associates (subcontractor)
    BEP [5% / $11,500]

Unsuccessful respondents (6)



7 total

1 successful respondent

6 unsuccessful respondents

5 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Ryan Johnson, (217) 244-7922

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 Thursday April 1, 2021
Amendment 3: This amendment is to answer FINAL vendor questions.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday March 25, 2021
Amendment 2: This amendment is extend the RFP opening date to 4/8/2021 and to answer additional questions.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday March 23, 2021
Amendment 1: This amendment is to answer vendor questions.
First published Thursday, March 11, 2021
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Thursday April 8, 2021:
At the following address:
Purchasing Division
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820-0000
The Gies College of Business is seeking proposals from qualified firms ("Vendors") specializing in higher education strategic enrollment marketing in order to raise the visibility and stature of Gies College of Business with peer deans, alumni, prospects, and the national and international business press. The qualified firm will develop strategies and execution (as needed) to successfully position the Gies College of Business as an innovative educator with world-class thought leadership on the future of business education.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Ryan Johnson
212 Illini Plaza
1817 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-7922
FAX: (217) 239-6877
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.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.
There is a 3 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
  • 1RMJ2107Amendment1.pdf (275 KB)
  • 1RMJ2107Amendment2.pdf (177 KB)
  • 1RMJ2107Amendment3.pdf (193 KB)
  • 1RMJ2107_ReputationManagement.pdf (433 KB)
  • FormA.pdf (215 KB)
  • FormB.pdf (119 KB)
  • UtilizationPlan.pdf (2 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • 1RMJ2107-BidTab.pdf (209 KB)
  • BEPAwardInfo.xlsx (13 KB)