University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Vizient, Irving, TX
Amount: An estimated $1,179,000
An estimated start date of 5/1/2019 through 4/30/2021
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The University awarded a contract for Vizient membership dues.
Vizient membership dues for the University of Illinois Hospital and the associated program participation and information access benefits. Vizient is an alliance of 112 academic medical centers and 252 of their affiliated hospitals. Vizient offers its members specific programs and services to improve clinical, operational, and patient safety performance.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for membership in professional, academic, research, or athletic organizations on behalf of a public institution of higher education, an employee of a public institution of higher education, or a student at a public institution of higher education. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(1)) Vizient offers its members specific programs and services to improve clinical, operational, and patient safety performance.
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qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.