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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG588
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Friday September 21, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Libnova, Miami, FL
Amount: An estimated $357,600
An estimated start date of 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, September 21, 2018
The University awarded a contract for long term digitized data preservation.
Libnova will deliver services to the UIC Library via the Internet for the purpose of the long term digital preservation of data.
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)) The price paid for this service from Libnova is far more reasonable than what is paid to ACCC.

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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