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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
RFP #WIU052022

Request for Proposal: Financial Aid Software Solution

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Monday July 18, 2022
Proposals were considered non-responsive for failure to complete/submit Packet 5. This RFP will be re-posted.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday June 29, 2022
The opening date has been extended to Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM CST.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday May 27, 2022
The opening date has been extended to July 1, 2022.
First published Friday, May 20, 2022
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday July 12, 2022:
At the following address:
227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Western Illinois University is seeking proposals for the purchase of financial aid software that allows for extraction of financial data for integration into its IBM z14 mainframe system with a Db2 database and COBOL applications. The software must have the ability to automate tasks in the financial aid process, generate federal reports to keep WIU in compliance with federal regulations, provide customizable forms and reports, and be configurable to support WIU's business processes.
A non-mandatory pre-submission conference will be held via Zoom on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM CST. See section 1.5 of the RFP document for additional information.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Lora Lidaywa
Western Illinois University
Sherman Hall 227
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1819
FAX: (309) 298-1927
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
Submit 2 hard copies and 1 electronic 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.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.
There is a 30 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
  • WIU052022FinancialAidSoftwareSolution.docx (239 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • WIU052022bidtab.pdf (86 KB)