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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JMG953

Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase

Change Order
Published Friday June 10, 2022
Vendor: AT&T
Change Order Amount: $0
The term for this quick purchase emergency should be 3/1/2022 through 2/28/2023 as stated on the Emergency Purchase Statement form.

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

Award Info Awarded Tuesday February 22, 2022

AT&TLisle, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $534,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 3/1/2022 through 5/30/2022
  • Renewals: None

Summary

Vendors

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 Tuesday, February 22, 2022
The University awarded a contract for analog circuit service.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which items available on the spot market or at discounted prices were available for a limited time such that sound business judgment mandated a purchase immediately to take advantage of the availability and price.
AT&T is our existing analog circuit vendor. AT&T provides analog circuits for campus communication services for Technology Solutions to connect to buildings which are not physically connected to campus by University infrastructure. AT&T is the only vendor who can provide the analog circuits for the outdated technology. The crucial analog circuits must remain in service as the scope of the services are critical for the daily business function of the University. The services include Analog Private Lines serving the emergency response systems, hospital and campus call distribution systems, UIC parking lots, and other campus services. The current State of Illinois Contract which we are utilizing expires on December 9, 2022 without any renewals and AT&T does not execute contracts under 12 months. AT&T is the only vendor who can provide this analog circuits for the outdated technology. There are different types of analog circuits covered on this current contract under the State Contract, including our life safety emergency response system that reports directly to UIC Police dispatch, UIC Parking services, and our hospital and campus call distribution systems. The financial impact to the university for these circuits will increase from $44,500 MRC per month ($534,000 annually) to $66,750 MRC per month ($801,000 annually). In addition, a tariff increase will occur in September 2022. The Technology Solutions team is actively working on decommissioning these circuits, but expect the work to be completed between August-October 2022. It is in the best interest of the University to procure the services as a Quick Purchase before before March 1, 2022 the new rate will increase by $22,250 per month which equates to $267,000 annually.

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
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
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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Emergency Purchase Statement
  • JMG953ATandTanalogcircuitsNewEmergencyPurchase.pdf (49 KB)