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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW953

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday October 22, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: McGraw-Hill Education, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
Amount: An estimated $175,000
An estimated start date of 1/1/2020 through 12/31/2022
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The University awarded a contract for access to ALEKS on-line placement assessment.
ALEKS On-line Placement Assesment Program. This program tests students to assess their area of competence and then directs them along an individualized instructional pathways. Access to this program will also allow students to purchase additional learning modules at their discretion. Department administrator will receive: scoring and electronic reporting of assessment reults; consultation regarding transfer of data from the ALEKS Corporation to department database; on-campus training and WebEx training; customized online portal for access to ALEKS Assessment and Learning Modules; implementation consultation through Covariant Consulting and/or MHHE for initial placemenmt implementation; and ongoing customer support to students, faculty and administrators.
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)) Our department has been using this service for years and we feel that it significantly strengthens our educational program through this product. The learning modules and assessments bolster our students preparedness for our curriculum.

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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