University of Illinois System
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak Stewart P.C., Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $500,000
An estimated start date of 5/26/2015 through 5/25/2025
Posting of original contract pre-dates requirement to publish anticipation of litigation contracts in the Bulletin. This posting is for an amendment to the original agreement.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, April 23, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Legal Services - In Anticipation of Litigation.
This contract is awarded for specific legal matters in anticipation of litigation.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for anticipated litigation, enforcement actions, or investigations. (30 ILCS 500/1-10(b)(7)) Vendor selected based off of their knowledge and experience. University decision maker Thomas Bearrows, University Counsel. Contract number CN-00021073-01. Original agreement pre-dates requirement for Bulletin posting.
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
System Purchasing and Support Services
507 E Green Street
Suite 501, MC-407
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-2650
FAX: (217) 239-6760
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.