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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #559IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday December 23, 2020

PrismRBSLincoln, NE

  • Amount: An amount not to exceed $376,201
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 5/15/2021 through 5/14/2026
  • Renewals: None



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The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Wednesday, December 23, 2020
The University awarded a contract for retail system software.
Retail system software for point-of-sale (POS) and inventory control, hardware to support both functions, and eCommerce services providing on-line sales to customers. Installation and system integration charges for set up, initial training fees, and maintenance of system. The system supports the retail activities (sales generation and processing,) needed to fund the expenditures for its procurement.
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 procurement is necessary to run the retail operation at UIC that serves the UIC mission and supports student and faculty access to course materials. We need the system to continue to generate the revenue to pay for this function as well as many other expenses that are inherent in running a retail business. We have chosen to transition our system within the same company that we currently use to an updated version in order to get better service with a great deal of savings, while being able to use most of the hardware that we currently have. The system supports the necessary retail activities (sales generation and processing) needed to fund the expenditures for it's procurement.

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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  • 559IDMPrismRBSExemptionFormSigned.pdf (2 MB)