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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JCM221
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase (30 ILCS 500/1-13a)
Award InfoPublished Thursday March 14, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: The Common Application Inc., Fairfax, VA
Amount: An estimated $145,150
An estimated start date of 4/1/2013 through 6/30/2014
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, March 14, 2013
The University awarded a contract for membership dues for Common Application Inc..
The Common Application is a not-for-profit membership organization (501c (3)) incorporated in the State of Virginia. This organization is an association of member colleges and universities that is organized and operated exclusively for the educational purpose of helping members receive admission applications from student applicants. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes in the procurement code because the procurement expenditure is a membership in professional, academic, 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.

For additional information, contact:
John Meehan
University of Ilinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 413-5961
FAX: (312) 996-2055
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb

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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