Intent to Award Contract: Creative Commons Licensing

Public Posting
Vendor: Creative Commons

The Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) is announcing its intent to enter into a single feasible source contract with Creative Commons (CC) for existing and custom existing and custom CC licensing professional learning opportunities on behalf of MHEC’s 12 member states.

The open education community across MHEC relies on CC licensing for openly licensing educational works adopted, adapted, created, and shared across MHEC universities and colleges. The CC programs are the only programs authorized to teach faculty, librarians, administrators, and other postsecondary staff about the specifics of CC licenses and how to properly create and engage with openly licensed works.

The intent of this notice is to determine if there are any other interested and qualified vendors that meet the specifications of this notice.  Any such vendors must submit the following information:

  • The name of the contesting person; and
  • A detailed explanation of the challenge, including documentation showing that there are other competing sources for the procurement item.

Regardless of any prior communications with MHEC, all vendors interested in responding to this notice must submit a response to this posting containing complete responses to all of the information requested above.

As an interstate compact, the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) brings together midwestern states to develop and support best practices, collaborative efforts, and cost-sharing opportunities. Through these efforts it works to ensure strong, equitable postsecondary educational opportunities and outcomes for all. Member states of MHEC are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

All responses to this RFP must submitted to Deb Kidwell, and be received no later than June 4, 2021.

If, after the public notice period has passed, no valid challenges have been received, MHEC may award a contract to the identified vendor without competition.