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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #577IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday February 25, 2021

IBM Watson HealthCambridge, MA

  • Amount: An amount not to exceed $350,400
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 2/17/2021 through 2/16/2026
  • 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 Thursday, February 25, 2021
The University awarded a contract for de-Identified health insurance database.
De-Identified health insurance database.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for performing sponsored research and other sponsored activities under grants and contracts funded by the sponsor or by sources other than State appropriations. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(8)) The procurement in the best interests of the University as this insurance data set allows the Faculty and graduate students in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy to conduct cutting edge research in health outcomes and health disparities research.

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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  • 577IDMSignedExemptionIBMWatson.pdf (2 MB)