University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Resnicow and Associates, Inc.New York, NY
- Amount: An estimated $100,600
- Terms: An estimated start date of 2/1/2021 through 6/30/2021
- Renewals: None
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First published Thursday, January 28, 2021
The University awarded a contract for public relations services.
Public relations services for the architectural exhibition at the Architecture Biennale to be held in Venice, Italy. Resnicow and Associates will provide public and media relations strategy and services in support of UIC's role as commissioner of the U.S. Pavilion.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for events or activities paid for exclusively by revenues generated by the event or activity, gifts, or donations for the event or activity, private grants, or any combination thereof. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(2)) The School of Architecture is in need of public and media relations strategy and services in support of UIC's role as commissioner of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2020 Architecture Biennale to be held in Venice, Italy. An exemption was processed with Resnicow and Associates for these services for the 2020 exhibit. The opening of this exhibition was then postponed to May 2021 due to the current health and travel advisories in Italy and the rest of Europe. The scope of services needed over this extended time frame include: executive counsel and media strategy, planning and implementation of communications campaign, pavilion management and on-site media support in Venice, Italy. Continuing to work with Resnicow and Associates will allow continuity in the communications strategy that would not be economically feasible or otherwise possible.
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