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Business Development Services - UIC

Business Development Services

The Office of Business Development Services (OBDS) provides a variety of services to units and departments on the Chicago campus.  Revenue-generating activities, no fund agreements, facility use, educational affiliations, and student placement activities culminate in agreements executed on behalf of the Board of Trustees.

Primary functions of the Office of Business Development Services

  • Support campus units by assisting in the development of new business ideas and overseeing the development, negotiation, processing, execution and administration of revenue generating agreements
  • Provide early consultation services to help crystallize new business ideas
  • Assist with the development of business plans and financial pro-formas for new business ideas
  • Support campus units by assisting in the processing and execution of educational affiliation and student placement agreements (internships and externships)
  • Assist with contract development (e.g., contract language, limitation of risk, and sound business terms)
  • Manage the process from initial opportunity review, through contract negotiation, to contract approval
  • Act as liaison between campus units and Legal Counsel, Risk Management, Office of Technology Management (OTM), and other applicable parties
  • Direct the bidding process on university activities/operations through Requests for information (RFI) or Requests for Proposal (RFP) leading to revenue-generating agreements.

Agreements processed by OBDS include

  • The total number of contracts executed for the last three (3) years are as follows:
        FY 2013 - 1,100
        FY 2014 - 1,030
        FY 2015 - 1,113
  • Revenue producing contracts for other organization's patient/clinical care and healthcare administration services
  • Medical Directorship Agreements
  • Consulting services
  • Educational Affiliation and Student Placement Agreements
  • International Educational Agreements
  • Graduate Medical Education Residency and Fellowship Affiliation Agreements
  • Credit and non-credit educational programs
  • Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs)
  • Laboratory Testing Services Agreements
  • Managed Care Agreements (including Provider Enrollment Agreements)
  • Sponsorships
  • Data analysis and compound/materials testing
  • Data Sharing Agreements
  • Facilities use such as UIC Pavilion, athletic facilities, laboratory/research space  and equipment use
  • Non-Disclosure (NDAs) and/or Confidentiality Agreements (CAs)
  • HIPPA Business Associate Agreements

Contracts processed by Other University Units

Last Updated: June 8, 2016

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