University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
- Amount: An estimated $978,845
- Terms: An estimated start date of 3/15/2021 through 6/30/2026
- Renewals: None
0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, March 15, 2021
The University awarded a contract for Vizient membership dues.
Vizient membership dues for UI Health and the associated program participation and information access benefits. Vizient is an alliance of 112 academic medical centers and 252 of their affiliated hospitals. Vizient offers its members specific programs and services to improve clinical, operational, and patient safety performance.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for membership in professional, academic, research, or athletic organizations on behalf of a public institution of higher education, an employee of a public institution of higher education, or a student at a public institution of higher education. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(1)) The benefits of Vizient membership include access to information needed by member hospitals related to specific programs and services to improve clinical, operational, and patient safety performance. All members have the opportunity to collaborate to increase efficiency, cost savings, and value. Vizient's board of directors is led by the CEOs of the member academic medical centers and determines the strategic focus. As a result, Vizient is uniquely positioned to respond to member needs and provide integrated solutions that serve membership along the continuum of care.
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.