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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG958

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday March 11, 2022

Digital Science & Research Solutions Ltd.Cambridge, MA

  • Amount: An estimated $226,392
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 4/1/2022 through 3/31/2026
  • Renewals: None



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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 Friday, March 11, 2022
The University awarded a contract for an online repository service.
The University Library is purchasing access to this online repository service where we can store and make available scholarly content produced by UIC faculty and students. The content can then me be made accessible to the public for research purposes.
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)) Faculty and students will have their publications and articles available for research worldwide adding to the University's Research(R1) status.

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

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  • JMG958DigitalScienceExemption.pdf (2 MB)