University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: USA Today/Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC, McLean, VA
Amount: An estimated $425,913.75
An estimated start date of 7/1/2019 through 6/30/2024
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, June 6, 2019
The University awarded a contract for subscriptions.
USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times
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 University offers a Newspaper Readership Program aimed at developing newspaper readership among students. The USA Today, New York Times, and Chicago Tribune are only available from USA Today/Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC.
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