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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG780
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday August 27, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: ProQuest, Ann Arbor, MI
Amount: $794,355
An estimated start date of 9/1/2019 through 7/31/2022
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The University awarded a contract for a webscale discovery tool.
This purchase is for a discovery and e-resource management suite of products and a webscale discovery tool that allows for the search of Library resources through a single search box.
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 Proquest webscale discovery tool is a resource sharing network which allows users to quickly obtain global library content in a single search box.

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

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