University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase (30 ILCS 500/1-13a)
Vendor: UChicago Argonne, LLC. (dba Argonne National Laboratory), Argonne, IL
Amount: An estimated $16,600
An estimated start date of 10/20/2014 through 12/31/2014
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The University awarded a contract for Argonne National Lab Transportation Research .
Research services in conjunction with the Argonne National Laboratory Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center. The Principal Investigator and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation researcher understand that only this vendor can complete and achieve the research goals. These research services relate to a travel forecasting model for the State of Illinois.
This vendor is mandated by the sponsor.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes in the procurement code because the procurement expenditures are for events or activities for which the use of specific vendors is mandated or identified by the sponsor of the event or activity, provided that the sponsor is providing a majority of the funding for the event or activity.
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