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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #314IDM
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday January 9, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Alere, Waltham, MA
Amount: An estimated $375,000
An estimated start date of 1/9/2018 through 1/8/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The University awarded a contract for Alere i supplies.
Purchase of supplies for placement of the ?Alere i? point of care testing on patients in the Emergency Department of the Hospital. This will serve as a rapid screen of patients for Flu, Strep A, and RSV.
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 point of care testing will allow for rapid identification of contagious diseases in the emergency department. It will help improve treatment and reduce patient time spent in the emergency department.

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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