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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Exemption #NE18006
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Friday August 31, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Amount: $101,217
An estimated start date of 9/15/2018 through 9/14/2021
7 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $250,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, August 31, 2018
The University awarded a contract for a research platform & business intelligence tool.
The University will purchase a subscription to provide student access to Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS).
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for periodicals, books, subscriptions, database licenses, and other publications procured for use by a university library or academic department, except for expenditures related to procuring textbooks for student use or materials for resale or rental. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(5)) A WRDS subscription provides user access to data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, ESG, and Statistics.

For additional information, contact:
Nick Mullins
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-1946
FAX: (309) 438-5555

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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