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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Sole Source #189MJH

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Tuesday February 12, 2008
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Mountain View, CA
Amount:  An estimated $2,895,000
Begin Date: February 12, 2008     End Date: June 30, 2013
Number of Months of Contract: 65
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 Monday January 28, 2008
The University awarded a contract for da Vinci surgical system, supplies, and services to Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Mountain View, CA for an estimated $2,895,000.
The da Vinci Surgical System is essential to the delivery of training of UIC College of Medicine surgical residents, UIMCC surgical attending physicians and international surgeons seeking robotic surgery certification. The University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago (UIMCC) Hospital Surgical Services Department currently has two (2) surgical robots that were purchased from the same vendor as a sole source in 2000 and again in late 2007. These robots are being used in the Hospital Surgery Department for minimally invasive surgeries on patients (human subjects). Also, Department of Surgery recently recruited the world's leading surgical physician in Robotic Assisted Surgery, the College of Medicine, Department of Surgery as they seek to become the United States training HUB for physicians.
Term of service and maintenance agreement: July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2013. The 1st year of maintenance, purchase date through June 30, 2009, is covered at no charge.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration. Additionally, the surgical system is copyrighted and patented.
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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