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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #287IDM
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday December 19, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: National Medical Products, Irvine, CA
Amount: An estimated $1,120,000
An estimated start date of 9/27/2017 through 9/26/2022
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The University awarded a contract for needle-free injection technology.
Needle free injection technology is a concept which includes a wide range of drug delivery systems that drive drugs through the skin using any of the forces as shock waves, pressure by gas or electrophoresis which propels the drug through the skin, virtually nullifying the use of hypodermic needle.
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)) This technology is beneficial for bypassing the chances of needle stick injuries and avoiding other complications including those arising due to multiple use of single needle. Technically superior needle-free injection systems are able to administer highly viscous drug products which cannot be administered by traditional needle and syringe systems.

For additional information, contact:
Ian Masterton
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-2801
FAX: (312) 996-3135

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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