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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG967

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday May 4, 2022

ExamSoft Worldwide LLCDallas, TX

  • Amount: An estimated $102,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 9/1/2022 through 8/31/2025
  • Renewals: None



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

First published Wednesday, May 4, 2022
The University awarded a contract for an examination and proctoring subscription.
Remote Examination and Proctoring Subscription.
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)) Subscription provides reporting and provides full anonymity for 1000 testers (7000 exams a year), and can be tied to Banner and Banner Applications support by UIC and the UI System. Timed exams can be easily implemented without having to do special set-up for accommodated students, which was a requirement in Blackboard. Students accommodations are applied to all of their exams at once. The midterm and final exam token ID can be loaded into Examplify without requiring any workarounds for reports to faculty. Students internet connection is only necessary to download and upload the exam file. Exam data is stored locally on the students computer and can be recovered. This was a critical issue when attempting to administer fully remote exams with students that may not have reliable connections. There is also still spotty areas in the law school onsite, which this solution helps avoid. Administrative and student customer support available 24/7.

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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  • JMG967signedExemptionExamsoft.pdf (2 MB)