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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Sole Source #144MJH

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Saturday August 5, 2006
Awarded to:
Vendor:  DiGene Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD
Amount:  An estimated $750,000
Begin Date: July 1, 2006     End Date: June 30, 2009
Number of Months of Contract: 36
Renewal Options: None
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday July 21, 2006
The University awarded a contract for purchase of HPV reagents and assay testing to DiGene Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD for an estimated $750,000.
Estimated quantities of HPV reagents and assay testing for the detection of cervical cancer for the period July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the vendor is the only known supplier that has FDA approved assay testing to detect 13 types of human papillomavirus (HPV) in liquid based cytology cervical specimens and is the only known supplier that provides FDA approved instrumentation. The equipment and technology is patented by Digene Corporation, and the reagents and assay tests must be purchased from Digene to assure complete compatibility with the equipment. These types of HPV tests are not available from distributors or dealers.
For additional information, contact:
Michael Hallahan
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 S. Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 996-2432
FAX: (312) 996-3135
Purchasing Website

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