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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW1005

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday June 22, 2021

Program ProductionsLombard, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $4,250,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2026
  • 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 Tuesday, June 22, 2021
The University awarded a contract for stage personnel.
Skilled theatrical stage personnel for events (primarily popular music concerts and other performances) held on the UIC campus. Skill areas required include audio, lighting, rigging of temporary audio, lighting, drapery, or special effects equipment, electrical distribution for temporary audio and lighting systems, carpentry, special effects, props, and stage management.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for athletic, artistic or musical services, performances, events, or productions by or for a public institution of higher education. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(4)) The labor to set up large scale events is needed, such as riggers, stagehands and teamsters. Holding concerts at Credit Union 1 Arena generates a great deal of our revenue throughout the year. These services are paid for using ticket sales for these events are held back on settlement with the promoters of these events. Without this service we would not be able to hold these types of events and lose out on a lot revenue for the University.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jeffrey Walsh
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 355-3568
FAX: (312) 996-3135

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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  • JJW1005ProgramProductionssignedExemptionForm.pdf (116 KB)