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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG840

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday May 26, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Meltwater News US, Incorporated, San Francisco, CA
Amount: $126,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2020 through 6/30/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, May 26, 2020
The University awarded a contract for social media monitoring services subscription.
Online subscription to newsfeed, broadcast, and engage social media monitoring services to monitor UIC in the media.
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)) Meltwater is a media and social media intelligence company that gives the University the ability to track digital, broadcast, and social media coverage year-over-year, collecting data for analytics integrated in one platform; to access continuously updated news media and social media influencers and outlets with current contact information and search-able content; to archive coverage and provide a data-driven approach to engagement; to share our coverage through email newsletters and a website newsfeed; and to provide scheduled and instant notification reports for positive and negative coverage.

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

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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  • JMG840ExemptionFormSigned.pdf (2 MB)