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SC Law No. 04-CC-ConsultRFPRequest for Proposals for Consultant

Advertised: May 27, 2004Services, Software and Hardware and

Issued:                    Installation

vi.Participated in demonstrations and evaluations, assessed the successes and failures of other colleges, and visited other sites to see proposed solutions in action;

vii.Assessed the fits/gaps in its existing programs provided by vendors; and

viii.Concluded that despite the value of the business logic inherent in its existing system, weakness in other areas and the age of its architecture reduces the attractiveness of the rebuild option.

d.The College has included, in this RFP, information on requirements, vision and gaps.

e.After completing this thorough review, no obvious choice emerged for the following reasons:

i.Commercial packages apparently lack the depth of support of the College’s home-grown system (Section III(6)(a) and Section III(6)(b).

ii.Existing commercial packages also apparently lack the depth of support to key faculty management requirements (Section III(6)(c)).

iii.Volatility in the commercial marketplace, inconsistencies between what is sold as available and is actually available and installed, and caution advised by others who have purchased vendor solutions has created an atmosphere urging caution.

f.The College has issued this RFP so respondents can propose a solution that resolves the College’s dilemma and addresses its concerns.

6.Specialized Functionality

This section describes three specialized functionalities that respondents must provide, either as part of their baseline package or as a customized add-alternative.  If respondents indicate their baseline system cannot support each area of specialized functionality, they must provide a cost-proposal to build such functionality.

a.Student Advisement Information Notice (SAIN)

i.The Student Advisement Information Notice (SAIN) has the following characteristics:

(a)It is accessed by students via the College’s student portal;

(b)It identifies courses that are required for a degree;

(c)It compares the completed courses to the degree requirements, including the capacity to provide “what-if” scenarios for students who were interested in

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