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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW971

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday July 9, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Pool Administrators, Inc., Glastonbury, CT
Amount: An estimated $390,000
An estimated start date of 6/29/2020 through 6/30/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, July 9, 2020
The University awarded a contract for check processing services.
This service is for the processing of checks for approved invoices from patients at the College of Medicine at Peoria. The vendor solely cuts checks for patients medical and dental bills, under the Ryan White Program.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for events or activities for which the use of specific potential contractors is mandated or identified by the sponsor of the event or activity, provided that the sponsor is providing a majority of the funding for the event or activity. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(3)) The vendor solely cuts checks for patients medical and dental bills, under the Ryan White Program. The bills are outstanding co-pays, deductibles, or expenses for those who have no third party insurance. This service is a Ryan White program allowable. This allows the outpatient ambulatory clinic of Internal Medicine to provide health care to an HIV positive population, which is utilized as a teaching program for med students, interns, and residents.

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

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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  • JJW971ExemptionFormforPoolAdminstrators-ktf7-9-20.pdf (2 MB)