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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #665IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Monday October 4, 2021

Ovid Technologies, IncorporatedNew York, NY

  • Amount: An estimated $2,335,535
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 10/1/2021 through 12/31/2026
  • Renewals: None



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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, October 4, 2021
The University awarded a contract for access to journals, e-books, and databases.
Ovid Technologies, Incorporated, a part of Wolters Kluwer, provides access to journals, e-books, and databases in health sciences through its platform and are the sole providers of the content published by Lippincott-Williams.
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 products are used by students, faculty, and researchers in the UIC colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Public Health.

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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  • 665IDMExemptionFormSigned.pdf (2 MB)