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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #308IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Change Order
Published Friday May 22, 2020
Vendor: ViraCor
Change Order Amount: $1,300,000
Transplant volume has grown significantly and these tests are increasing due to clinicians ordering the tests for their patients more often. The new interface making the results more readily available makes these tests even more useful due to the speed at which some are needed for transplant patients. This pattern is expected to continue.

The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Monday February 26, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: ViraCor, Lee's Summit, MO
Amount: An estimated $1,400,000
An estimated start date of 2/26/2018 through 2/25/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, February 26, 2018
The University awarded a contract for transplant patient referral testing.
The Pathology Laboratories send out testing for hospital patients that cannot be performed in our in-house laboratory. Viracor provides specific testing for sensitive transplant patients. The laboratories requires a particular timeframe and source availability that only Viracor provides to our specifications.
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 going through Viracor for this testing we would not be able to get results in a timely manner for sensitive transplant patients where time is of the essence. The laboratory would incur a significant expense of labor and equipment to bring this testing house.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, 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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