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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG713
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Friday May 31, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Illinois State Library, Springfield, IL
Amount: An estimated $750,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2019 through 6/30/2024
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, May 31, 2019
The University awarded a contract for online library membership service.
Procurement of Services from the (OCLC) Online Computer Learning Center - Member Agreement - through the Illinois State Library/ILLINET/OCLC.
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)) WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (WSILL) is a resource sharing network to lend and borrow resources which allows users to quickly obtain global library content located in the collections of other ILL libraries around the world. WorldShare Interlibrary Loan simplifies tasks such as sharing of e resources, automating request and entry processes, managing ILL fees, analyzing borrowing and lending patterns, and delivering documents easily and securely through Article Exchange.

For additional information, contact:
Jeffrey Walsh
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 355-3568
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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  • JMG713IllinoisStateLibrary.pdf (128 KB)