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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #282IDM
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Monday December 4, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Cross Country Staffing, Boca Raton, FL
Amount: An estimated $12,000,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 10/10/2017 through 7/31/2020
Renewals:
None
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, December 4, 2017
The University awarded a contract for nurse staffing.
Cross Country Staffing will provide nurse staffing for the University of Illinois Hospital.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for medical supplies or medical services necessary for the delivery of care and treatment at medical, dental, or veterinary teaching facilities utilized by SIU or U of I (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b-5)) The hospital has used Cross Country Staffing for the past eight months under cooperative purchase 197IDM. This request reflects Vizient?s extension of SV0912 to July 31, 2020. We have a process and system in place as well as contracted nursing staff on-site. If we were to switch to another vendor, we would have to switch a large number of staff members and orient and process many new employees.

For additional information, contact:
Ian Masterton
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-2801
FAX: (312) 996-3135

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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