University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: University of Chicago Survey Lab, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $345,788
An estimated start date of 7/19/2019 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, July 19, 2019
The University awarded a contract for survey and interview services.
Services to complete survey and interview work as part of an NIH-funded research project. The survey will be repeated three times at one-year intervals and will consist of a mail or web option for survey completion. Approximately 400 questions will be asked on each survey. Approximately 2397 individuals will be contacted with a request to complete the survey at the first time point, and we expect up to 900 individuals will complete the survey at each time point. The interviews will be conducted over the phone with approximately 525 individuals who respond to the survey at the first time point and agree to an interview. University of Chicago will also be responsible for administering survey incentives by mail or electronically to the survey and interview respondents.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for performing sponsored research and other sponsored activities under grants and contracts funded by the sponsor or by sources other than State appropriations. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(8)) If we are unable to enter into this contract, the Principal Investigator will either be unable to do the work specified in the NIH grant, which would result in loss of the grant and UIC?s loss of approximately $968,940 or we will be forced to look for other survey labs outside of the state of Illinois that could do this project, which will needlessly set the project back and cause a delay in the timeline, possibly resulting in NIH withdrawing funding for future years of the project if adequate progress is not made in year 1.
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