University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Incorporated, Hercules, CA
Amount: An estimated $500,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2021
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, July 2, 2018
The University awarded a contract for analyte quality control materials for testing.
Purchase of third party quality control materials for a wide range of testing in the University of Illinois Hospital Pathology Laboratories covering analytes for Chemistry, Immunoassay, blood gas, etc. Quality Controls in the Chemistry Laboratory are run on all three shifts on all instrumentation on which it is required as accuracy of patient testing results is of utmost importance.
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 purchase and use of Quality Control materials is necessary to maintain testing quality and consistency in the Chemistry Laboratory which performs millions of tests for University of Illinois Hospital patients each year.
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