University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Language Line Services, Incorporated, Monterey, CA
Amount: An estimated $1,760,000
An estimated start date of 7/19/2018 through 4/30/2020
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, July 24, 2018
The University awarded a contract for interpreter services for patients and staff.
Interpreter services for patients, providers, and staff provided remotely via telephone, video or voice connection, or provided in-person on-site.
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)) As mandated by the federal government under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, meaningful access must be provided to limited English speaking patients. Language Line offers a complete solution for the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences? patient?s interpreter and translation needs.
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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.