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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG943

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday December 22, 2021

The Pearl at HillsideHillside, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $2,700,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 12/22/2021 through 12/21/2024
  • 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 Wednesday, December 22, 2021
The University awarded a contract for personal care assistance.
Service provided include: personal care assistance in activities of daily living, socializing activities, administration of medication, supervising and assisting in the use of durable medical equipment and prescribed therapies including those in Patient's Plan of Care.
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)) The Pearl at Hillside has to do with direct patient treatment and care. Without access to these specific services, the Hospital would not be able to offer proper patient care for these types of patients in need and can not be turned away. The Pearl at Hillside will provide ongoing medical care required and, due to a lack of funding or alternative options for patients, considered unfundable to receive financial coverage for care.

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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  • JMG943ThePearlatHillside.pdf (2 MB)