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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW1013

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday April 23, 2021

Elsevier, Inc.,New York, NY

  • Amount: An estimated $270,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 5/8/2021 through 5/31/2023
  • 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 Friday, April 23, 2021
The University awarded a contract for test assessment.
Elsevier provides access to HESI (Health Education Systems Inc.) a comprehensive assessment solution with exams, practice/review, and collaborative learning activities designed and used in Nursing coursework to help students prepare for clinical licensure testing (NCLEX) required for practicing in a clinical profession.
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)) Elsevier/HESI provides student NCLEX preparation subscriptions for pre-licensure students prepare for professional licensure once completed with degree coursework. Elsevier test preparation subscriptions allow our students to take test preparation and course preparation through an Elsevier subscription service.

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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  • JJW1013ElsevierExemption4-22-21.pdf (2 MB)