ACCS strives to procure quality products and services at a competitive price from
suppliers and contractors who can best meet the functional, quality, schedule and
service needs of our system. We are committed to diversity, opportunity and fairness,
and encourage open competition for our business.
October 4, 2013:
2014 Request for Bid for the Alabama Community College System & Alabama Higher Education Joint Purchase Agreement
May 13, 2013:
RFP - ACCS - 2013 Marketing and Rebranding (PDF)
RFP - ACCC Athletic Insurance Coverage (PDF)
February 22, 2013:
RFP - ACCS - Consulting Services and Enterprise Risk Management Software (PDF)
Q & A to RFP for Consulting Services and Enterprise Risk Management Software (PDF)
Q & A #2 to RFP for Consulting Services and Enterprise Risk Management Software (PDF)
August 30, 2012:
RFP - ACCS - 2012 Marketing and Rebranding (PDF)
Marketing and Rebranding Questions and Responses
June 27, 2012:
RFP - ACCS - Adult Education (PDF)
June 20, 2012:
RFP - ACCS - Postsecondary 2012 Background Check (PDF)
Do you currently have an ATS provider? If so, please describe.
How many background check orders did you complete in 2011?
Approximately 2170 standard and 14 president level (6/1/11-6/1/12)
Would you anticipate to search all maiden and alias names for applicants? If so, would you also plan on searching any or all counties of residence for these applicant names?
Who is your current provider?
Truescreen/ Vertical Screen,
In your RFP, you asked respondents to include 'samples of web tools.' CertifiedBackground.com can provide a demo account log in for the Department, however we would prefer to disclose that directly to the evaluation committee. How may we go about doing this? Can a presentation be presented to the committee as well?
A conference call may be available if needed.
In your RFP, you asked for a 'signed statement by an authorized agent of your company guaranteeing the validity of you work.' Will a Letter of Transmittal complete this requirement?
Yes, with signature of an authorized agent
Prices for certain searches, like the Alabama Statewide Criminal Searches & Alabama Motor Vehicle Report Searches , vary from state to state. We can provide pricing for these searches in two ways: (1) with a common unit price that will then have state fees added to it, or (2) as a full price for each state, with no additional fees — i.e., the price you see is the price you pay. Do you prefer evaluating pricing on a cost plus fee structure or full price structure?
This is up to the provider. However, we would like to know the full price with a break down of the price.
Can you clarify what you mean by "National Criminal Record Searches”? CertifiedBackground.com provides a Nationwide Database Search. Is is similar to what you are looking for? Please advise.
“Specialized Subject Matter Reports, as requested” Please clarify what types of reports may be requested.
General background information, including employment verification, that might affect job stability and security.
UPS does not ship to P.O. Boxes. Can you please provide another address?
135 South Union Street, Montgomery, Al 36104
Also do you have an estimated volume amount?
2170 standard and 14 president level
For References do you want education or does it not matter?
Education is requested on an as needed basis, usually for president searches.
April 13, 2012:
RFP - ACCS - Executive Search Firm (PDF)
Can you tell me whether the System would like each proposal copy to be sealed individually in the sealed package when submitted?
That is not necessary.
Are there any restrictions on which candidates can be solicited – i.e., are current Alabama State employees prohibited or classified as pre-identified candidates since they are in the Alabama system already?
Is ACCS only looking for candidates who would consider this a lateral move based on past job experience, or are you open to candidates who this position would be the next step in their career path?
No prohibitions on applicants.
For section 3 C – “…provide background and exhaustive reference reports in writing for AT LEAST 10 Candidates...”, can ACCS provide addition information on this requirement as well as an estimate on the maximum number of reports expected?
An exhaustive background and references is an integral part of this application process. We anticipate a maximum of 20 reports.
What is the proposed salary range for this opportunity?
This is negotiated with the State Board of Education.
What is the full compensation and relocation package anticipated?
Negotiated with the State Board of Education.
What are the expectations for candidate interviews? If in-person interviews are required, will ACCS pay the travel expense for out-of-town candidates?
We expect at least one on site interviews. The reimbursement of travel expenses has not been discussed in the present process, however, former candidates have been reimbursed for such expenses.
Is ACCS in agreement for video conferencing by firm prior to formal interview with college on selected candidates?
This has not been discussed.
Is Susan Yvette Price (Interim Chancellor) being considered as a candidate for the full-time Chancellor role?
Interim Chancellor Price has announced that she is not applying for the vacancy.
Will internal (or internally referred) candidates be internally dispositioned prior to engaging the services of an outside recruiting firm, or will the agency take on the responsibility of vetting these candidates?
This has not been discussed.
What are the terms of warranty/guarantee period?
There is no warranty/guarantee period.
Will HCC award multiple contracts for this search?
ACCS will not have multiple contracts for this search.
Will suppliers be required to attend all called State Board of Education meetings?
Are there any residency requirements for the awarded firm?
Where is the opening currently posted?
Posted as required by Alabama law §16-60-111.1. It is posted on the ACCS website, at all college campuses and worksites, and at the offices of all state and local boards of education.
Are we correct in our interpretation that agencies will be required to mail all application packets and that e-mails and faxes will not be accepted?
Would you be kind enough to provide us with a copy of the previous contract ADPE had with ACCT when they assisted with the hiring of the previous Chancellor?
Please see a copy of the previous contract below. 2009 Executive Search Firm Contract
October 20, 2011:
RFP - ACCS - Anonymous Reporting System (PDF)
Invitation to Bid (ITB# ACCS080210) for System-Wide Administrative Enterprise Resource Planning System
||October 27, 2010:
Rejection of All Bids Memo (PDF)
Postsecondary RFP 2010 - Bond Underwriting Services (PDF)
|Postsecondary RFP 2010 Background Check (DOC)
|Executive Search (PDF)
Adult Education and Family Literacy (PDF)
ADPE/ACS Internet, Intranet,
Extranet and Applications
Cyberbest Technology, Inc.
604 Courtland Street, Suite 121
Orlando, FL 32804
Communications Plan and Brand
(now Red Square Agency)
202 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Federal Affairs Consultant RFP|
499 S. Capitol Street, S.W., Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20003
Become a registered vendor in the state of Alabama
Joint Purchase Agreement