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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JDR020

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday February 9, 2023

Thomson Reuters - WestSt. Paul, MN

  • Amount: An estimated $130,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2023 through 6/30/2026
  • Renewals: None



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The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Thursday, February 9, 2023
The University awarded a contract for Westlaw research platform subscription and content.
This library subscription provides access to Westlaw and its digital content and publications to walk-in users of the law library, including public patrons and UIC students and faculty in colleges other than the law school.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for periodicals, books, subscriptions, database licenses, and other publications procured for use by a university library or academic department, except for expenditures related to procuring textbooks for student use or materials for resale or rental. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(5)) Thomson Reuters - West is the sole publisher/provider of the Westlaw research platform and its content and publications. Pricing is based upon the content selected and number of concurrent user licenses. The multi-year contract locks in lower annual cost escalation.

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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  • JDR020_Exemption_Signed.pdf (2 MB)