Purchasing for University of Maryland University College is conducted by the Procurement Office. Under the direction of the associate vice president for Procurement and Business Affairs, we are strongly committed to our campus customers.

Some Background on How We Do Business

UMUC's Procurement office ensures the university's procurements are conducted in a competitive, fair, and open environment and in full compliance with applicable policies, laws, and regulations. We identify opportunities to establish contracts that capitalize on the university's buying power and work closely with the institution's community to ensure contract compliance. In support of the university's mission, we procure goods and services using best value practices while working collaboratively to meet the needs of our customers.

UMUC is a supporter of the State of Maryland Small Business Reserve Program and State of Maryland Minority Business Enterprise Program.

Contact Information

The Procurement office is located at UMUC Headquarters, in Room 4100 of the Administration Building and can be reached at 301-985-7150.

Electronic Bid Board

To submit solicitations on this Electronic Bid Board, please follow these steps.

  1. Download all solicitation documents.
  2. Contact the designated UMUC contact person to have your firm added to the prospective vendor list. Any prospective vendor who fails to do so assumes complete responsibility in the event that they do not receive communications from the Procurement Office prior to the closing date.
  3. Up until the solicitation closing date, download and respond to all materials, including any and all addenda and other communications.

Note: The prospective vendor is responsible for downloading the solicitation documents, including any and all addenda and other communications. Addenda may be posted until the closing date of the solicitation.

It is the responsibility of the vendor to ensure that its submittal to the solicitation is fully responsive including acknowledgement of all addenda issued.

All documents are viewable in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Projects for Bid

RFP 91439: Professional Staff Augmentation for Creative and Marketing Services
Solicitation #

91439

Title

Professional Staff Augmentation for Creative and Marketing Services

Summary

The intent of this Request for Proposals ("RFP" or "Solicitation") is to provide Creative staffing agencies an opportunity to present their qualifications and experience in providing professional staffing services for the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Office of Marketing and Communications. This is not for Information Technology or Administrative staffing agencies.

Contact

Wendy Johnson, Assistant Director
Goods and Services
wendy.johnson@umuc.edu
301-985-7148

Contact

Eric Pfister, Senior Buyer
Information Technology
eric.pfister@umuc.edu
301-985-7095

Solicitation Issue Date

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Last Day for Questions

Friday, September 30, 2016, by 2 p.m. EDT

Technology and Price Proposal Due Date

Thursday, October 13, 2016, by 2 p.m. EDT

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status

Contracts awarded to: The BOSS Group, Creative Circle, Eliassen Group, McKinley Marketing, Midtown Group, Profiles Placement Services, and 22nd Century

Solicitation 91435: Online Digital Advertising Placement and Media Buying
Solicitation #

91435

Title

Online Digital Advertising Placement and Media Buying

Summary

University of Maryland University College is soliciting proposals for online digital advertising placement and media buying services. The selected contractor(s) will work with the office of Marketing Optimization to achieve the university's goals for growth and enhancing the brand.

Contact

Beth Kirk, Assistant Director
Goods and Non-Technology Services
beth.kirk@umuc.edu
301-985-7618

Contact

Sharon Barry, Director
Goods and Non-Technology Services
sharon.barry@umuc.edu
301-985-7156

Solicitation Issue Date

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Portfolio Submission Due Date

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, by 4 p.m. EDT

Technology and Price Proposal Due Date

Friday, September 30, 2016, by 4 p.m. EDT

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status

Awarded To:
Kepler Group, LLC

Solicitation 91405: Commencement Photography Services
Solicitation #

91405

Title

Commencement Photography Services

Summary

University of Maryland University College is soliciting proposals for student photography services. Specifically, the Contractor will be expected to capture student portraits at UMUC's annual commencements held in Maryland.

Contact

Wendy Johnson, Assistant Director
Goods and Services
wendy.johnson@umuc.edu
301-985-7148

Solicitation Issue Date

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Questions Submission Due Date

Friday, September 9, 2016
All questions are to be submitted in writing solely to the above-mentioned person no later than September 9, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Due Date for Responses

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, no later than 2 p.m. EDT

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status

Award made to GradImages, Tallahassee, Florida

Solicitation 91443: On-Call Creative Marketing Services (Rebid)
Solicitation #

91443

Title

On-Call Creative Marketing Services (Rebid)

Summary

University of Maryland University College seeks proposals for professional and experienced individuals or firms to establish a non-exclusive contract for the provision of creative marketing services. Vendors shall provide on-call, as-needed creative marketing services. Services may include but are not limited to three primary service categories of service: 1. Print and Digital and, 2. Video. Selected vendors must have the capability to provide at least one of the two service categories.

Contact

Beth Kirk, Assistant Director
Goods and Non-Technology Services
beth.kirk@umuc.edu
301-985-7618

Contact

Sharon Barry, Director
Goods and Non-Technology Services
sharon.barry@umuc.edu
301-985-7156

Solicitation Issue Date

Friday, August 26, 2016

Questions Submission Due Date

Friday, September 2, 2016 at 4 p.m. EDT

Due Date for Responses

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Anticipated Award Date

Monday, September 26, 2016

Anticipated Contract Start Date

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status

Awarded to:
Awesome Films, LLC
Earlylight Media, LLC
Educational Marketing Group, Inc.
Fuseideas, LLC
Image Factory DC
The Lindler Fried Group, Inc.
Punch Communications, LLC
Vision Design Studio

RFP 91428: Event Design and Productions Services
Solicitation #

91428

Title

Event Design and Productions Services

Summary

University of Maryland University College requests proposals for event design and production services for UMUC's Marketing Department. Interested and qualified firms are requested to provide proposals in accordance with the time frame, statement of work, and specifications as provided in this Solicitation.

Contact

Beth Kirk, Assistant Director
Goods and Non-Technology Services
beth.kirk@umuc.edu
301-985-7618

Contact

Ahmad Atayee, Senior Buyer
Goods and Non-Technology Services
ahmad.atayee@umuc.edu
301-985-7270

Solicitation Issue Date

Friday, July 22, 2016

Due Date for Responses

Friday, August 5, 2016, on or before 4 p.m. EDT

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status

Awarded to:

  • EVENTEQ, LLC
  • NYFF Events, LLC, d/b/a iDEKO Productions
  • Precon Events, LLC
  • Select Event Corporation, d/b/a Select Event Group
RFP 91408: Temporary Staffing for Administrative Services
Solicitation #

91408

Title

Temporary Staffing for Administrative Service

Summary

University of Maryland University College is providing administrative staffing agencies an opportunity to present their qualifications, experience, and conceptual approach to providing administrative temporary staffing services for departments within UMUC. Professional Information Technology and Creative Staffing solutions are not part of this Solicitation and will not be considered.

Contact

Wendy Johnson, Assistant Director
Goods and Services
wendy.johnson@umuc.edu
301-985-7148

Contact

Eric Pfister, Senior Buyer
Technology Procurement
eric.pfister@umuc.edu
301-985-7095

Solicitation Issue Date

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Last Day for Questions

Thursday July 21, 2016, on or before 2 p.m. EST

Technology and Price Proposal Due Date

Monday, August 1, 2016, on or before 2 p.m. EST

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status

Award made to Contemporaries, Inc., Leota Professional Resources, Premier Staffing Source, and Sparks Personnel Services

RFP 91422: Marketing Research Services
Solicitation #

91422

Title

Marketing Research Services

Summary

University of Maryland University College is seeking proposals for vendors/contractors who can drive the identification and selection process of UMUC's next geographic market.

Contact

Sharon Barry, Director
Goods and Non-Technology Services
sharon.barry@umuc.edu
301-985-7156

Solicitation Issue Date

Monday, June 20, 2016

Last Day for Questions

Monday, June 27, 2016, on or before 2 p.m. EDT

Technical Proposal Due Date

Thursday, July 7, 2016, on or before 2 p.m. EDT

Price Proposal Due Date

Monday, August 8, 2016, on or before 2 p.m. EDT

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status
RFP 91419: Website User Testing Platform Services
Solicitation #

91419

Title

Website User Testing Platform Services

Summary

The University of Maryland University College is soliciting proposals for website user testing platform services.

Contact

Eric Pfister, Senior Buyer
Technology Procurement
eric.pfister@umuc.edu
301-985-7095

Contact

Amy Kisloski, Assistant Director
Technology Procurement
amy.kisloski@umuc.edu
301-985-7707

Solicitation Issue Date

Monday, June 6, 2016

Last Day for Questions

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, on or before 2 p.m. EDT

Technical Proposal Due Date

Monday, June 27, 2016, on or before 2 p.m. EDT

Anticipated Price Proposal Due Date

Friday, July 29, 2016, on or before 2 p.m. EDT

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status
Solicitation 91420: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Review and Consulting Services (Cancelled)
Solicitation #

91420

Title

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Review and Consulting Services

Summary

The University of Maryland University College is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide compliance assistance as it relates to the Fair Labor Standards Act for approximately 85 positions.

Contact

Beth Vu Kirk, Assistant Director
Goods and Non-Technology Services
beth.kirk@umuc.edu
301-985-7618

Solicitation Issue Date

Friday, May 27, 2016

Last Day for Questions

Friday, June 3, 2016, on or before 4 p.m. EDT

Proposal Due Date

Monday, June 13, 2016, on or before 4 p.m. EDT

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status

Cancelled.

RFP 91418: Pay Structures and Incentive Plan Consulting Services
Solicitation #

91418

Title

Pay Structures and Incentive Plan Consulting Services

Summary

The University of Maryland University College is soliciting proposals for services related to a global compensation study of its employees. The selected Contractor shall work with UMUC's Compensation Unit to review and propose pay structure changes and incentive plan options for adoption and implementation within the limitations and restrictions of Title IV of the Higher Education Act.

Contact

Beth Vu Kirk, Assistant Director
Goods and Non-Technology Services
beth.kirk@umuc.edu
301-985-7618

Contact

Sharon Barry, Director
Goods and Services
sharon.barry@umuc.edu
301-985-7156

Solicitation Issue Date

Friday, May 20, 2016

Last Day for Questions

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, on or before 2 p.m. EDT

Technical Proposal Due Date

Monday, June 20, 2016, on or before 4 p.m. EDT

Anticipated Price Proposal Due Date

Monday, July 11, 2016, on or before 4 p.m. EDT

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status

Awarded to Aon Consulting, Inc.

Solicitation 91401: Transcription and Closed Captioning Services
Solicitation #

91401

Title

Transcription and Closed Captioning Services

Summary

University of Maryland University College seeks proposals from qualified firms for the provision of various services to include, but not limited to, transcription and closed captioning to various departments within UMUC. Other services may be requested as needed.

Contact

Wendy Johnson, Assistant Director
Goods and Services
wendy.johnson@umuc.edu
301-985-7148

Contact

Sharon Barry, Director
Goods and Services
sharon.barry@umuc.edu
301-985-7156

Solicitation Issue Date

Friday, April 29, 2016

Due Date for Responses:

Friday, May 13, 2016
All questions are to be submitted in writing solely to the above-mentioned persons no later than May 03, 2016 at 2 p.m. EDT.

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status

Awards made to 3Play Media, Free State Reporting, Automatic Sync Technologies, Caption First, Home Team Captions, Word Wizards, WLS Media Group

Solicitation 91304: Fire, Burglar, and Elevator Alarm Monitoring and Repair Services (Cancelled)
Solicitation #

91304

Title

Fire, Burglar, and Elevator Alarm Monitoring and Repair Services

Summary

University of Maryland University College seeks proposals from qualified contractors to provide non-exclusive fire, burglar, and elevator alarm monitoring and repair services at several UMUC locations.

Contact

Beth Kirk, Assistant Director
Goods and Non-Technology Services
beth.kirk@umuc.edu
301-985-7618

Contact

Michael Howard, Senior Buyer
Goods and Non-Technology Services
michael.howard@umuc.edu
301-985-7157

Solicitation Issue Date

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Due Date for Responses:

Friday, May 20, 2016
All questions are to be submitted in writing solely to the above-mentioned persons no later than May 13, 2016 at 4 p.m. EDT.

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status

Cancelled.

RFP 91383: Contact Center Software Solution
Solicitation #

91383

Title

Contact Center Software Solution

Summary

University of Maryland University College is seeking a vendor to provide a Contact Center Software Solution for its multiple Contact Centers.

Contact

Amy Kisloski, Assistant Director
Technology Procurement
amy.kisloski@umuc.edu
301-985-7707

Contact

Lauren Jaber, Buyer II
Technology Procurement
lauren.jaber@umuc.edu
301-985-7415

Solicitation Issue Date

Monday, April 25, 2016

Last Day for Questions

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 3 p.m. EDT

Technical Proposal Due Date

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 3 p.m. EDT

Price Proposal Due Date

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 3 p.m. EDT

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status
RFP 91394: On-Call Printing Schedule of Classes and Catalogs
Solicitation #

91394

Title

On-Call Printing Schedule of Classes and Catalogs

Summary

Request for Proposal for On-Call Printing of the Graduate and Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Catalogs. It is anticipated this RFP will result in multiple awards.
Notify Wendy Johnson via email of your intention on submitting a bid.

Contact

Wendy Johnson, Assistant Director
Procurement
wendy.johnson@umuc.edu
301-985-7148

Solicitation Issue Date

Friday, April 22, 2016

Questions Due Date

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by 2:00 p.m.

Technical and Pricing Due Date

Monday, May 16, 2016 NO LATER THAN 2:00 p.m

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status
Solicitation 91399: Waldorf Center Janitorial Services
Solicitation #

91399

Title

Waldorf Center Janitorial Services

Summary

University of Maryland University College requests proposals for janitorial services at the Waldorf Center for Higher Education in Waldorf, Maryland. This Solicitation will result in one award.

Contact

Beth Kirk, Assistant Director
Goods and Non-Technology Services
beth.kirk@umuc.edu
301-985-7618

Contact

Sharon Barry, Director of Procurement
Goods and Non-Technology Services
sharon.barry@umuc.edu
301-985-7156

Solicitation Issue Date

Friday, March 25, 2016

Due Date for Responses

Monday, April 18, 2016

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status
Solicitation 91386: Pre-Employment Background Review Services (Rebid)
Solicitation #

91386

Title

Pre-Employment Background Review Services

Summary

University of Maryland University College seeks proposals from background pre-employment screening firms to establish a non-exclusive contract for the provision of pre-employment background review services. Vendors shall provide on-call, as-needed pre-employment background review services for specified candidates for possible hire. Selected vendors will be required to follow UMUC’s pre-employment protocol when conducting pre-employment reviews. Historically, UMUC conducts an average of approximately 250 pre-employment background reviews per year. It is anticipated this Solicitation may result in multiple awards.

Contact

Michael Howard, Senior Buyer
Goods and Non-Technology Services
michael.howard@umuc.edu
301-985-7157

Contact

Sharon Barry, Director
Goods and Non-Technology Services
sharon.barry@umuc.edu
301-985-7156

Solicitation Issue Date

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Questions Submission Due Date

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 4:00 PM EST

Proposal Due Date and Time

Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 4:00 PM EST

Anticipated Award Date

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Anticipated Contract Start Date

Friday, April 1, 2016

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status Awarded to HireRight, LLC
RFP 91374: Online Employee Rewards Program
Solicitation #

91374

Title

Online Employee Rewards Program

Summary

The University of Maryland University College is soliciting for proposals for services related to an online employee rewards program that will accommodate its global (Asia, Europe, and USA) workforce of approximately 6800 employees (faculty and staff). Refer to Section II of the RFP solicitation for more information regarding the Scope of Work.

Contact

Valerie Rolandelli, AVP
Strategic Contracting
valerie.rolandelli@umuc.edu
301-985-7895

Contact

Vera Jones, Coordinator
Strategic Contracting
vera.jones@umuc.edu
301-985-7006

Solicitation Issue Date

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Technical Proposal Due Date

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, on or before 11:59 p.m. EST

Price Proposal Meeting

None to be held.

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status

In pricing phase with shortlisted proposers.

RFP 91372: MEEC Information Technology Professional Consulting Services
Solicitation #

91372

Title

MEEC Information Technology Professional Consulting Services

Summary

The purpose of the MEEC IT Professional Consulting Services Request for Proposal is to procure IT services for a variety of IT professional services on an 'as needed basis' to support the members of the Maryland Educational Enterprise Consortium (MEEC). For this initiative, MEEC will require a full range of IT Professional Consulting Services Contractors to assist in the effort of developing, maintaining and optimizing existing and new IT systems for MEEC members, primarily for ERP systems, including cloud based and/or self-hosted solutions. Higher preference will be given in evaluation of proposals from Contractors who are certified partners or affiliates for the specific ERP software for which it is proposing. Multiple Master Contract awards are anticipated. Awards will be made by IT Professional Consulting Services categories. Contractors may be awarded a Master Contract in one or multiple categories.

Contact

Valerie Rolandelli, AVP
Strategic Contracting
valerie.rolandelli@umuc.edu
301-985-7895

Contact

Vera Jones, Coordinator
Strategic Contracting
vera.jones@umuc.edu
301-985-7006

Solicitation Issue Date

Friday, January 29, 2016

Technical Proposal Due Date

Friday, February 26, 2016, on or before 11:59 p.m. EST

Price Proposal Meeting

None to be held.

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status

Twenty Master Contracts were approved at the Board of Regents on 6/10/2016 and at the Board of Public Works on 6/22/2016. View the BPW item.

RFP 91362: Professional Staff Augmentation for Information Technology
Solicitation #

91362

Title

Professional Staff Augmentation for Information Technology

Summary

Request for Proposal for Professional Staff Augmentation Services. It is anticipated this RFP may result in multiple awards.

Contact

Wendy Johnson, Assistant Director
Goods and Non-Technology Services
wendy.johnson@umuc.edu
301-985-7148

Contact

Eric Pfister, Senior Buyer
Information Technology
eric.pfister@umuc.edu
301-985-7095

Solicitation Issue Date

Friday, January 15, 2016

Questions Submission Due Date and Time

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Technical and Proposal Due Date and Time

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Dates are subject to change at UMUC's discretion.

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status

17 contracts were approved by the Board of Public Works on 7/6/2016.

  • ADG Consulting
  • Altek Information Technology, Inc.
  • Apex Systems
  • Cynet
  • The Consortium
  • Eliassen Group
  • Experis
  • Infojini, Inc.
  • Infinitive, Inc.
  • Kamis Professional Staffing
  • LanceSoft, Inc.
  • The North Highland Company
  • Providge Consulting
  • RCM Technologies, Inc.
  • Software Consortium
  • Tiger Team Consulting, LLC
  • Vantage Point Consulting, Inc.
RFP 91358: Document Management System Including Implementation Services
Solicitation #

91358

Title

Document Management System Including Implementation Services

Summary

UMUC is seeking a vendor, or vendors, to provide a document management systems solution inclusive of providing the software solution, implementation services, data migration services, and quality assurance and testing. Refer to Solicitation Section II for Requirements and Scope of the Engagement and Solicitation Section III for the procurement process. Per UMUC’s Solicitation Terms and Conditions (Appendix S), UMUC reserves the right to make a single award to one Proposer who can provide all requested products and services, or to multiple Proposers, each providing a certain aspect of the solution. The Document Management System (DMS) solution, implementation, and post-implementation services must be provided by one Proposer, however, UMUC will consider teaming arrangements. UMUC is also allowing interested vendors to propose solely for the a) Quality Assurance and/or b) the Migration/Conversion services. Each Proposer is to indicate in the transmittal letter accompanying the Initial Technical Proposal for which portion(s) of the document management solution it wants to be considered.

Contact

Valerie Rolandelli, AVP
Strategic Contracting
valerie.rolandelli@umuc.edu
301-985-7895

Contact

Amy Kisloski, Assistant Director
Technology Procurement
amy.kisloski@umuc.edu
301-985-7707

Contact

Vera Jones, Coordinator
Strategic Contracting
vera.jones@umuc.edu
301-985-7006

Solicitation Issue Date

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Questions Regarding Initial Phase of the Procurement Due

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Initial Technical Proposal

Friday, November 6, 2015, by 11:59 p.m.

Anticipated Award Date

Wednesday, March 4, 2016

Anticipated Contract Start Date

Sunday, May 1, 2016 (Projected)

Solicitation Documents
Drawings

None

Status

Awarded to Hyland Software, Inc. of Westlake, Ohio.