University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: MI&T SRL, Bologna, Italy
Amount: An estimated $300,000
An estimated start date of 10/15/2018 through 10/14/2022
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The University awarded a contract for international bi-annual meeting coordination.
MI&T SRL is a foreign entity that coordinates a bi-annual meeting hosted by UIC in Italy "Living Donor Abdominal Organ Transplantation State of the Art - MATERA".
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for contracts with a foreign entity for research or educational activities, where the foreign entity does not maintain an office in the United States or the foreign entity is the sole source of the service or product. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(9)) There is no feasible way for the department to manage these meeting arrangements remotely in another country.
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