University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Echo360, Inc., Reston, VA
Amount: An estimated $480,000
An estimated start date of 12/31/2019 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 Monday, December 16, 2019
The University awarded a contract for an annual subscription service license.
Annual Subscription Service license for the cloud-based Echo360 Learning Capture Solution. The data usage will allow UIC to be able to gauge the growth needed as more courses are using this platform to record lectures and more students are streaming video content created during classes.
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)) This video recording and streaming system makes it possible for faculty to provide access to course content 24/7 anytime during the year. Students benefit from the flexibility allowed by consuming content from any device at any time from anywhere; students can review lectures for clarification of concepts while annotating the videos as they are playing back the content, and participate in polls from within the class or outside of the class; they can also access missing content when they cannot be in the classroom. This system supports the different learning preferences and needs of the diverse UIC student body.
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