University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Cross Country Staffing, Boca Raton, FL
Amount: An estimated $12,000,000
An estimated start date of 10/10/2017 through 7/31/2020
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.
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The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.