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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW1026

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday July 13, 2021

Empowered Therapy, Inc.,Chicago, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $130,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/12/2021 through 8/16/2022
  • 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, July 13, 2021
The University awarded a contract for mental health counselors.
Licensed mental health counselors will provide on-campus counseling services and therapy to UIC John Marshall Law School Students.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for medical supplies or medical services necessary for the delivery of care and treatment at medical, dental, or veterinary teaching facilities utilized by SIU or U of I (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b-5)) The therapy/counseling sessions offered to our students are essential for their health. As a satellite school, separated from the main UIC Campus, it means our students would be required to travel some distance in order to find appropriate Health services offered by UIC. In addition to providing individual and relationship counseling to students, the vendor will provide consultation on matters of student mental health to the Student Support and Emergency Team. The Empowered Therapy team provide as-needed workshops for the community (students, staff, or faculty) such as grief counseling to the community after a student death, speaking at faculty meetings about how to help manage student stress, offering workshops to staff about stress during institutional mergers, and are invited to speak directly in a number of classes.

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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  • JJW1026EmpoweredExemptionsigned.pdf (2 MB)