University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Vendor: Cross Country Staffing, Inc.Medical Staffing Network, Boca Raton, FL
Amount: An estimated $20,000,000
An estimated start date of 3/9/2020 through 6/7/2020
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, March 13, 2020
The University awarded a contract for clinical and non-clinical temporary personnel.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which public health or safety was threatened.
March 9, 2020, Governor Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation related to the COVID-19 situation. The University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics are preparing for both an increase in patients requiring testing and/or treatment for the COVID-19 virus as well as potential significant loss of employed staff due to illness. Our emergency response plan has been activated and various efforts are underway to address this crisis. In addition, the hospital is currently in negotiations with our labor unions, we need agency capacity in the event of any work stoppages and the Epic implementation.
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.