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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW1109

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday May 4, 2022

Elsevier, Inc.,Philadelphia, PA

  • Amount: An estimated $887,578.35
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 10/1/2022 through 12/31/2027
  • 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 Wednesday, May 4, 2022
The University awarded a contract for database access.
Elsevier databases are used by faculty and students in the UIC Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and UIC Hospital.
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)) Faculty and students in the UIC Health Sciences colleges (Dentistry, Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy) will have access to these critical databases for research, instruction, and patient care.

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

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