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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #VLH107

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday July 12, 2022

Taylor & Francis eBooksBoca Raton, FL

  • Amount: $125,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 8/1/2022 through 7/31/2027
  • 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 Tuesday, July 12, 2022
The University awarded a contract for Collection of eBooks.
Taylor & Francis platform holds an extensive collection of eBooks across all disciplines, including science, engineering, medical, humanities, and social sciences, which support research, teaching, and learning for UIC faculty and students.
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)) The eBooks available from this vendor covers multiple disciplines campus-wide so students of various majors will be able to take advantage of this benefit.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Vernell Hammons
UIC Purchasing and Contract Management
809 S. Marshfield Ave.
3rd floor (MC 560)
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-3409
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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