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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JDR003

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Monday January 9, 2023

Central Illinois Friends of PWA IncorporatedPeoria, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $4,172,992
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2023 through 12/31/2028
  • 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 Monday, January 9, 2023
The University awarded a contract for the processing of approved payment requests..
This service is for the processing of approved payment requests from the Public Health Service for patients in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. This service allows the UICOMP - PHS to help patients sustain housing which is primary to positive and healthy outcomes of their HIV disease. The assistance program also provides educational opportunities to our medical students illustrating the importance of safe housing and the significant impact it has on health outcomes.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for medical supplies or medical at a university-operated health care center or dispensary that provides care, treatment, and medications for students, faculty and staff (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b-5)) The vendor solely cuts checks for patients rent, mortgage and utility bills upon PHS approval under the Ryan White Program. The bills are outstanding co-pays, deductibles, or expenses for those who have no third party insurance. This service is a Ryan White Program allowable.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Justin Richardson
809 S. Marshfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 355-3568

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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  • JDR003_Exemption_Signed.pdf (2 MB)