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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JMG823-1

Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase

Award Info Awarded Friday March 13, 2020
Awarded to:
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:
Janielle Graham
809 S. Marshfield Ave.
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 413-2816
FAX: (312) 996-3135
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.

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  • JMG823-1.pdf (189 KB)