University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Hologic, Marlborough, MA
Amount: An estimated $4,000,000
An estimated start date of 1/1/2018 through 12/31/2022
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, December 22, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Panther platform supplies.
The Hologic Panther platform performs tests for Trichomonas, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea.
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)) The Hologic Panther platform performs tests for Trichomonas, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea for University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UIHHSS) patients. The Panther requires no manual pre-amplification, no pre-processing of samples, and no uncapping of specimens. Other platforms do not meet the requirements of the laboratories' Clinical Pathologists.
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