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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #528IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday October 6, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Walters Kluwer, Waltham, MA
Amount: $2,270,422
An estimated start date of 1/1/2021 through 12/31/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, October 6, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Evidence-based clinical support system.
Evidence-based clinical support system for 17 medical specialties
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for periodicals, books, subscriptions, database licenses, and other publications procured for use by a university library or academic department, except for expenditures related to procuring textbooks for student use or materials for resale or rental. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(5)) The vendor owns this database exclusively and it is requested and heavily used by faculty and students of the health sciences (Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry). The database is a clinical tool falling within the purview of the hospital and clinical operations; critical to the functioning of the hospital and health system. The integration of UpToDate with the electronic medical records helps Hospital staff establish guidelines and protocols for treatments.

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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  • 528IDMSignedExemptionFormWaltersKluwer.pdf (2 MB)