RFP: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

virginiatech-burrusshall-fromdrillfieldSteve’s breakdown: All inquiries for information regarding this solicitation should be directed to: Robert Snuffer Phone: (540) 231-5557 e-mail: bsnuffer@vt.edu

Proposals will be received until October 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM.

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BLACKSBURG, VA:

  1. PURPOSE:

    The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for Advertising Services by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  2. CONTRACT PERIOD:

    The term of this contract is for Five year(s), or as negotiated. There will be an option for Five-One year renewals, or as negotiated.

  3. BACKGROUND:

    Virginia Tech departments place advertisements in various publications for employee recruitment, to advertise department-sponsored programs and events, and to market their department in general. Some of the university’s high volume advertisers include the Northern Virginia Center, Department of Human Resources, University Relations and Athletics Department.

  4. EVA BUSINESS-TO-GOVERNMENT ELECTRONIC PROCUREMENT SYSTEM:

    The eVA Internet electronic procurement solution streamlines and automates government purchasing activities within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia Tech, and other state agencies and institutions, have been directed by the Governor to maximize the use of this system in the procurement of goods and services. We are, therefore, requesting that your firm register as a vendor within the eVA system.

    There are transaction fees involved with the use of eVA. These fees must be considered in the provision of quotes, bids and price proposals offered to Virginia Tech. Failure to register within the eVA system may result in the quote, bid or proposal from your firm being rejected and the award made to another vendor who is registered in the eVA system.

    Registration in the eVA system is accomplished on-line. Your firm must provide the necessary information. Please visit the eVA website portal at http://www.eva.virginia.gov/pages/eva-registration-buyer-vendor.htm and register both with eVA and Ariba. This process needs to be completed before Virginia Tech can issue your firm a Purchase Order or contract. If your firm conducts business from multiple geographic locations, please register these locations in your initial registration.

    For registration and technical assistance, reference the eVA website at: http://www.eva.virginia.gov, or call 866-289-7367 or 804-371-2525.

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