Public Solicitation: Data Analytics for Student Success, Institutional Efficiencies, and Integration
On August 15, 2022, the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) issued a public solicitation Data Analytics for Student Success, Institutional Efficiencies, and Integration (MHEC-RFP-08152022). The primary goal of this initiative, led by MHEC, is to promote the adoption of data analytics in higher education institutions, with a focus on enhancing student success, optimizing institutional efficiencies, and fostering seamless integration between different systems and services.
- Utilizing data analytics to gain insights into student success, academic achievement, and operational processes.
- Making data-driven decisions through statistical algorithms, artificial intelligence, and machine learning techniques.
- Enhancing administrative functions, human resources, facilities, and financial operations with dynamic visualization reporting solutions.
- Delivering self-service information for stronger connections between students, faculty, and staff.
Solicitation and Proposal Evaluation
Following the solicitation, MHEC received nine proposals on the due date of September 12, 2022. The selection committee evaluated each proposal based on best value, considering the predefined evaluation criteria outlined in the request for proposal. Subsequently, six finalists were short-listed for further consideration.
Virtual Respondent's Conference
All finalists were required to present their proposed solutions during a virtual respondent's conference held October 12-14, 2022.
After careful evaluation and meeting all requirements, MHEC awarded master agreements to two technology providers, Resultant and SAS Institute. Each provider presented their respective comprehensive data analytics software solutions and services.
The Resultant contract (MHEC-06302023) is effective June 30, 2023, through June 30, 2026, and may be renewed for four additional years. (Contract page forthcoming.)
The SAS Institute contract (MHEC-07012023) is effective June 30, 2023, through June 30, 2026, and may be renewed for four additional years.
Higher education institutions (public and private not-for-profit), K-12 districts and schools, and state government entities within the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) compact regions are eligible to benefit from the awarded master agreements.
To assist with your due diligence, the solicitation documents are provided below.
RFP: Data Analytics for Student Success, Institutional Efficiencies, & Integration MHEC RFP-08152022 (pdf)
Q & A: Data Analytics for Student Success, Institutional Efficiencies, and Integration RFP-08152022
Additional Software Contracts
Micro Focus – The Collaborative agreement extends ALA (Academic License Agreement) pricing at the highest level to all institutions in our region.
Oracle – The agreement covers virtually all Oracle products and services and provides special pricing and faster contracting for institutions.