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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RFP #1THN824
Request for Proposal: Student Financial Services
Award InfoPublished Friday May 16, 2008
Awarded to:
Vendor: Global Financial Services, Gulf Port, MS
Amount:  An estimated $435,000
An estimated start date of 5/21/2008 through 6/30/2011
6 one-year
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 2
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 Friday May 4, 2007
Amendment 4 - the bid opening date has been changed to Thursday, May 10, 2007.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday May 3, 2007
The opening date has been changed to May 8, 2007.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday April 30, 2007
Amendment #2 contains clarification on disbursement of funds and interaction with the Department of Education and the State of Illinois.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday April 27, 2007
Amendment #1 contains questions and answers from the meeting held on Tuesday, April 24th.
First published Friday, April 13, 2007
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday May 10, 2007:

Purchasing Division
616 E. Green Street, Suite 212, MC-364
Champaign, IL 61820

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois on behalf of the Global Campus is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide financial aid processing, lead definition and electronic billing, and collection of payments. Because of the complexities associated with online campuses verse traditional campuses and the potential for quick growth, the Global Campus has chosen to request proposals for the outsourcing of financial aid processing (both front office and back office), explore the option of outsourcing lead generation and initial prospect contact, and electronic billing and collection of payment. Details of the Global Campus requirements are contained in the attached RFP document.
An optional pre-proposal meeting will be at the University of Illinois-Chicago, 1800 Student Services Building, 1200 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607 at 2:00 p.m., prevailing time, on Tuesday, April 24, 2007. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum to clarify any items in the Request for Proposal. Representatives of the University will be present to answer any questions regarding the services requested or proposal procedures. Prospective proposers who plan to attend the conference must respond to Tom Nation, Senior Purchasing Officer, by e-mail ( or phone (217-333-3584) on or before Friday, April 20, 2007 with firm name and number of attendees. A maximum of 2 representatives from each firm may attend.

For additional information, contact:
Tom Nation
Phone: (217) 333-3584
FAX: (217) 239-6869
Submit one original and 9 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. This procurement will be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals.

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