University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Elsevier, Inc., New York, NY
Amount: An estimated $121,888
An estimated start date of 9/27/2019 through 5/7/2021
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, September 27, 2019
The University awarded a contract for test preparation and assessment programs.
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.
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