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Request for Proposals (RFP)

The following list contains Requests for Proposals (RFP)  that are administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and are in process/active. For information about closed RFPs from previous years, go here. 


1. OhioMeansJobs Workforce Development Revolving Loan Program

Purpose: To promote and encourage Ohio’s workforce development and job growth through educational training and retraining in programs related to employment opportunities in growing fields. Institutions must qualify as eligible institutions, and their respective workforce training and education programs must be approved by the Chancellor in order for students in those programs to be eligible for loans under the Loan Program. The funds awarded to institutions will be disbursed in the form of loans to borrowers (students enrolled in approved workforce training programs at participating institutions). Proposals must demonstrate that completion of the workforce training program will directly impact the ability of borrowers to advance their career and education.

2. Training and Education – On the Connection of Alcohol to the Perpetration of Sexual Violence

A single act of sexual violence is one too many. Ohio seeks to strengthen its ability to better respond to, and ultimately prevent, sexual assault on the state’s college campuses. The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) was charged with developing model best practices for preventing and responding to campus sexual assault. With the goal of ending and preventing sexual violence on Ohio’s campuses, the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education is issuing this RFP for the development of a multi-faceted program to educate various groups on campus on the connection of alcohol to the perpetration of sexual violence. The program supports the following recommendations from the Changing Campus Culture report:

  • Empower staff, faculty, campus law enforcement, and students to prevent and respond to sexual violence through evidence-based training.
  • Communicate a culture of shared respect and responsibility.
  • Adopt a survivor-centered response.

The report can be found at


3. Ohio Export Internship Program (OEIP)

The Ohio Development Services Agency is seeking proposals from colleges and universities in the Southwest and Western regions of Ohio to provide a 2020 Spring semester export course.

Request for Information (RFI)


1. Applied Bachelor's Degree Programs

The deadline for institutions to submit information in response to the Applied Bachelor's Degree Programs RFI was 5:00PM on July 20, 2018. The window for submissions is now closed.
Purpose: Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3333.051, enacted pursuant to Amended Substitute House Bill 49 of the 132nd General Assembly, directs the chancellor of higher education to establish a program under which community colleges, state community colleges, and technical colleges may apply to offer applied bachelor’s degrees. ODHE requests information from Ohio’s community, state community and technical colleges that are interested in offering applied bachelor’s degrees. The ODHE staff will review all RFI submissions for compliance with specifications identified in ORC 3333.051 and for capacity to offer the proposed program. Before approving programs through the RFI process, the chancellor will consult with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, the Inter-University Council of Ohio, the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio. 

Questions concerning completion of the request for information can be emailed to and copied to


Request for Quote (RFQ)


1. Online Program Approval Software System [

The Ohio Department of Higher Education requests quotes for a state level academic program review software system.