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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW947

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday September 19, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: B.E. Smith Interim Services, Inc., Lenexa, KS
Amount: An estimated $1,500,000
An estimated start date of 9/10/2019 through 10/31/2022
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, September 19, 2019
The University awarded a contract for interim staffing.
B.E. Smith Interim Services will be providing placement of clinical patient care directors as needed at UI Health. These positions will be responsible for clinical care to patients at various units and managing all there operations in the department.
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)) This service is necessary to provide the highest level of care to the patients within UI Health and the lack of a position within a department limits our ability to provide such care.

For additional information, 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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