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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW1086

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday April 7, 2022

Aspen PublishingFrederick, MD

  • Amount: An estimated $300,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 11/1/2022 through 10/31/2027
  • 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 Thursday, April 7, 2022
The University awarded a contract for library subscription.
Aspen Learning Library subscription (digital books)
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)) The Aspen Learning Library is a digital book and content platform that provides UIC School of Law students access to subject-based study aids from a variety of valuable series, including Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Glannon Guides, and Casenote Legal Briefs. The digital format provides the benefits of remote and concurrent student access to the content.

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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  • JJW1086AspenPublishingExemption.pdf (2 MB)