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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG580
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday August 22, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Aspire Sport Marketing Group, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Amount: An estimated $320,000
An estimated start date of 8/22/2018 through 6/30/2021
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The University awarded a contract for Fan Relationship Management Center.
Aspire will create, manage, and operate the UIC Athletics Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) for the purpose of marketing, sales, and service of all UIC Athletic Ticket Inventory, Seat Related Donations, and other duties assigned by the University.
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)) This purchase will allow the UIC Athletic Department to generate ticket sales for men's basketball, as well as other sports. The brand awareness created by actively cultivating relationships in Chicagoland will provide an expanded marketing platform to showcase UIC Athletics.

For additional information, contact:
Janielle Graham
809 S. Marshfield Ave.
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 413-2816
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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