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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #702IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday January 28, 2022

Qliqsoft, IncorporatedDallas, TX

  • Amount: $112,500
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 2/1/2022 through 1/31/2025
  • Renewals: None



1 total
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 Friday, January 28, 2022
The University awarded a contract for chatbot development.
Chatbot development for use in research study.
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)) This procurement will enable us to maximize recruitment and retention efforts in our RECOVER study which is a huge national long-covid study funded by the NIH. UIC was selected to coordinate and conduct the research for all of Illinois. Success in our efforts will allow the University to gain additional research awards for mechanistic studies, remote monitoring evaluations, and clinical trials that are now being solicited by the NIH.

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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  • 702IDMSignedExemptionFormQliqsoft.pdf (2 MB)