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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG875

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday January 28, 2021

Cross Country Staffing, Inc.Boca Raton, FL

  • Amount: An estimated $30,000,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 1/21/2021 through 6/30/2022
  • Renewals: None



1 total
0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Thursday, January 28, 2021
The University awarded a contract for temporary staffing.
Temporary agency staffing for registered nurses, imaging technicians, certified nursing assistants, lab technicians, medical assistants, locum tenens physicians and other job classifications to fill vacancies in order to provide clinical and support services to patients. In addition to normal vacancies, additional temporary staff is needed to respond to the 2nd surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for medical supplies or medical services necessary for the delivery of care and treatment at medical, dental, or veterinary teaching facilities utilized by SIU or U of I (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b-5)) We need to supplement our employed staff who are currently unable to work due to a positive COVID diagnosis, and to cover increased demand for testing, intensive care services, and anticipated vaccine deployment. Our current relationship with Cross Country has been successful and the vendor has been able to meet most of our staffing needs on a timely basis.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, 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

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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  • JMG875ExemptionCrossCountry.pdf (2 MB)