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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW962

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday March 27, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York, NY
Amount: An estimated $125,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2020 through 12/31/2020
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, March 27, 2020
The University awarded a contract for exhibit space rental and related expenses.
Space rental, site security, maintenance, and related expenses for the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale exhibition to be held at the Guggenheim Foundation's property in Venice, Italy.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for performing sponsored research and other sponsored activities under grants and contracts funded by the sponsor or by sources other than State appropriations. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(8)) UIC School of Architecture has received a federal grant to design and construct a new temporary architectural work ("U.S. Pavilion") for exhibition at the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale opening in August 2020 in Venice, Italy. This is a biannual award given by the Department of State to a single U.S. individual or institution to represent the United States at this cultural event. The Department of State accepted grant proposals for a site-specific work to be located on the property of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in Venice, Italy, and awarded the grant to UIC for this purpose. Per the terms of the federal grant, UIC must construct the U.S. Pavilion and organize related public programming on the predetermined site. Therefore, part of the grant budget awarded by the Department of State is allocated to subcontract with the property owner for the cost of installation, site security, and associated expenses for housing this work.

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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  • JJW962GuggenheimMuseum.pdf (137 KB)