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University of Illinois at Chicago
Sole Source #257MJV

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Saturday December 30, 2006
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Elsevier, B.V., New York, NY
Amount:  $81,991
Begin Date: January 1, 2007     End Date: December 31, 2007
Number of Months of Contract: 12
Renewal Options: 4 one-year renewals based on satisfactory performance, continuing need and cost.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday December 15, 2006
The University awarded a contract for Online subscription to Engineer Village platform to Elsevier, B.V., New York, NY for $81,991.
This purchase is for an online subscription to Engineer Village platform for Compendex and INSPEC databases. The subscription to the Engineer Village platform is the only portal database service that can provide simultaneous, cross database searching of Compendex and INSPEC databases and is the only vendor that can provide custom links to the full-text journal articles and conference papers. Additionally, the Engineer Village platform accesses databases dating back to 1884 and 1896 that no other company can provide.
The online subscription provides access to two premier engineering databases, full text technical journals, patents, professional associations and industrial news, standards and specifications conference proceedings. The search storage and retrieval, alerting via RSS, and online communication experts in all engineering fields and with librarians are unique and used by the Engineering, Bioengineering and Computer Science faculty and students.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.
For additional information, contact:
Milan Valuch
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 996-1822
FAX: (312) 996-3135
Purchasing Website

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