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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #021TLE
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Friday March 30, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Praxair Distribution, Inc, Danbury, CT
Amount: An estimated $1,000,000
An estimated start date of 8/1/2018 through 6/30/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, March 30, 2018
The University awarded a contract for Supplies for Surgical and Clinical Care.
These required supplies are used in a variety of surgical and clinical care procedures and services. The requesting supplies are oxygen,nitrous oxide, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for medical supplies or medical services necessary for the delivery of care and treatment at medical, dental, or veterinary teaching facilities utilized by SIU or U of I (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b-5)) Without the required Praxair supplies, the surgeons and clinicians will not be able to perform or provide services or surgical procedures that are required during those types of cases and after care. In addition, a patient will go elsewhere and the hospital will have to shut down.

For additional information, contact:
Trinh Le
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division M/C 560
809 S. Marshfield Ave. Room 302
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 355-3568
FAX: (312) 996-3135

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