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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JDR013

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Monday January 30, 2023

Envision Community ServicesChicago, IL

  • Amount: $432,015
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 2/1/2023 through 9/14/2025
  • 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, January 30, 2023
The University awarded a contract for a Community Health Workers program.
Envision Community Services provides valuable resources and services to community members, emphasizing a restorative justice/grassroots approach to empower individuals to become self-sufficient. ECS' mission is to improve the quality of life for disenfranchised and low-income community members through leadership development, education, and workforce initiatives. The organization will support participants attending Malcolm X College for 30 people for up to $4,175, including stipends, travel, and childcare.
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)) The amount was determined by a grant received from HRSA for Community Health Workers Training. The grant states that we must pay a CBO funds to service as a host site and a recruiter in the an undeserved community. This procurement is in the best interests of the University because this is a small Latino CBO located in an undeserved community. This will give the University an opportunity to continue to work and be a part of the local communities in Chicago.

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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  • JDR013_Exemption_Signed.pdf (2 MB)