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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #324IDM
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday February 28, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Abiomed, Danvers, MA
Amount: An estimated $2,150,000
An estimated start date of 2/28/2018 through 6/30/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The University awarded a contract for Impella pumps.
Abiomed's Impella Pumps are used to help pump blood to the heart during the coronary angioplasty procedure.
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)) Abiomed, Incorporated Impella Pumps have to do with direct patient care. Without access to supplies the hospital would not be able to offer coronary angioplasty procedure.

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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