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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #514IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday July 30, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: PCG-SDM Holdings, LLC dba 4Front, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $525,000
An estimated start date of 7/30/2020 through 7/29/2022
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, July 30, 2020
The University awarded a contract for plans for sponsorships, marketing, & engagement.
4Front will provide strategic road maps designed to help UIC Athletics execute and maximize corporate sponsorships, marketing, revenue generation, and engagement opportunities. 4Front will assist with developing a new brand profile as well as provide a strategic communications plan to help UIC Athletics align and capitalize on marketing and earned media opportunities.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for events or activities paid for exclusively by revenues generated by the event or activity, gifts, or donations for the event or activity, private grants, or any combination thereof. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(2)) This purchase will allow the UIC athletic department grow its corporate sponsorship partnership base, increase exposure in the Chicagoland area, provide an expanded marketing platform to showcase Flames athletic and special events and assist in efforts to increase ticket sales for men?s basketball.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Ian Masterton
University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC Purchasing Division
809 South Marshfield Ave., 3rd Floor (M/C 560)
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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  • 514IDMSignedExemptionForm.pdf (2 MB)